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Saints and Elders – Counsels

Wisdom from Elder Leonid of Optina Disciple: Is mental prayer granted to everyone? Elder Leonid: Whomever the Lord visits with…
Tips from the Monastery: Keeping an Icon under your Pillow I bought a new pillow the other day, three days…
  ON MENTORSHIP The mentor who recedes to a mentee that speaks back at him improperly, he allows his mentee…
  Abba Agathon loved very much Abba Alexander, because he was very ascetic, humble, extremely gentle and of mild nature.…
  LISTENING When someone has a problem, you must listen to him carefully. The entire time that he is talking…
  It is the light The continuous study of the Holy Scriptures is the light of our soul and it…
    Proper leadership When you are in charge, the one who doesn’t listen to you and obey you with…
  TEACHING Truly wise is not the one who teaches with words, but the one who teaches with his example.…
You are asked to follow without hypocrisy. He would deceive his bishop who can see, would also disrespect the Lord…
People who were not just anybody but of great excellence in every respect, such as Holy Augustine of Hippo or…