Thursday, April 24, 2014

On Holy Communion, The Purifying Treasure

February 7, 2012 by  
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Collected by St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain “With the fear of God, faith and love draw near.” We shall prove from scriptural and patristic witnesses that it is necessary for the faithful and Orthodox Christians to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord frequently throughout our lives, so long as there is no objection from our spiritual father, and that frequent Communion produces great benefits for the soul and body; while delaying this, on the contrary, produces many harmful and destructive  [Read more...]

On The Benefits Of Forty Liturgies For The Departed

February 21, 2011 by  
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Elder Daniel of Katounakia (+1929) was originally from Smyrna, and at one point while he was a monk on Mount Athos he lived at Vatopaidi Monastery. One of his obediences was to travel on business for Vatopaidi to Smyrna where he stayed for nine months. When Elder Daniel was a young boy in Smyrna, there was a simple Christian named Demetrios, who was known for his great virtue and piety, that would counsel and admonish him with heavenly wisdom. Upon his return to  [Read more...]