|—||Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr (via musingsofagingerorthodox)|
Orthodoxy is lived.
Elder Paisios gave some good advice about how to develop patience to one of his followers. When he was asked about how to acquire patience, he went into his cell and brought out a bag of candy.
He gave to him and said: “Take two a day. However, do not chew them. Be patient and wait until they…
So I went icon shopping for my friends
and probably me, I don’t know if I will keep the Saint Seraphim icon, yesterday.
Panagia, Saint Seraphim of Sarov and Sveta Petka + Panagia.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
St. Mary of Egypt
Saint George the Victorious church, Rajcica monastery
God bless them!
Constantly, each day, each hour, God is sending us people, circumstances, tasks, which should mark the beginning of our renewal, yet we pay them no attention, and thus continually we resist God’s will for us. Indeed, how can God help us? Only by sending us, in our daily lives, certain people, certain coincidences of circumstance. If we accepted every hour of our lives, as the hour of God’s will for us, as the decisive, most important, unique hour of our lives, what sources of joy, love, strength, would spring forth from our souls?
- Fr. Alexander Elchaninov, “Diary of a Russian Priest”
|—||(Luke 2:14, 29-32 NKJV)|