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Saints and Elders – Counsels

The difference between rependance and contrition “Thinking of my own sinfulness brings the need for contrition. We are not speaking…
Should or shouldn’t reveal my thoughts to another? Some of us, today, often neglect the significance of the sacrament; Repentance…
  Advice for parents from elder Porfyrios  Today we put before you the words of one of the most inspiring…
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…