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Elder Efraim of Arizona .”Lifting the cross ”

  From the time our sweet Jesus lifted the life-giving wood of the precious Cross on His immaculate shoulders and was hanged upon it, from that time and throughout the ages, lifting the cross is continued by His followers in the form of various afflictions and trials, through which the Christian triumphs over the many forms of destructive self-love.
  Through Luke the Evangelist, the Savior stresses that “whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” 1 And again: “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” 2
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1 Lk. 14:27
2 Lk. 9:23

subm. no. 17

paragraphs: 2*, 5, 6 from pages 38, 44

From the book

Councels from the Holy mountain

Selected from the letters and homilies of Elder Efraim of Arizona

 

Selection of passages from the book by Silviu Podariu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elder Efraim of Arizona . ” Lifting the cross ”