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Saints and Elders – Counsels

  An older monk once told us. Many university students come here to Mount Athos. Once a dozen had come…
  May true and genuine humble-mindedness increase in your soul, through which the fruit of the soul is preserved. Satan…
  All people have a cross to carry. There is no man in this world without a cross. Those who…
       Love one another, and do not be embittered out of egotism. Humility is a sure guide; it…
Paradise from this life The complete surrender of our life to God is a redemption from the insecurity that is…
  Struggle, my child, for God’s road is narrow and thorny; not inherently, but because of our passions. Since we…
  The reason for the postponement   Christ wants to heal some hidden passion in you and that is why…
 You wrote to me, my child, about your carnal warfare. Be patient—with the grace of God everything will pass. Nothing…
  At a factory in my village, there was a very good craftsman. He was also a kind and gentle…
One of the reasons our God may not make a sick person well is so the person does not lose…