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Saints and Elders – Counsels

  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…
The following teachings of St. Hilarion of Optina were taken from Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders…
  This is where the king is To escape from a foreign land and find our true home, where we…