Some reassuring words from Elder Paisios as we enter the fourth week of the fast: “…the black angels of Lucifer practice greater feats of asceticism than everyone, but all in vain, for they are void entirely of humility…Many times, the Good God does not disclose to us our enemies so as not to harm us,Continue reading “A Good Spiritual Condition”
A tradition in most Serbian dioceses in America is the Lenten Deanery Vespers. Each Sunday, with the exception of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Vespers are served in one of the churches of the deanery. It’s a nice tradition that has been suffering, like most things, with smaller attendance and less and less general interest. AndContinue reading “Coming Attractions”
Abraham Lincoln had once stated [not sure who he was referring to]: “He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.”
Our faith is the true faith, said Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) at a parastos service served today in Belgrade, remembering all of those who suffered, innocently, during the NATO bombing campaign nine years ago. Our faith is the true faith, that is why it is eternal and the Lord asks of us to endure in theContinue reading “Our Salvation is in the Truth”
During our visit to the monastery on a breezy day in June of last year, during Bishop Atanasije’s and Bishop Maxim’s short visit, we pause to pray for the deceased. May his memory be eternal!