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Saints and Elders – Counsels

       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…
But how wonderful, how delightful, and how consoling a thing it is when God pleased with your efforts in praying…
  Warring against our flesh Self-control over desires of the flesh makes a person physically strong, and if this person…
  Some time ago, when I was visiting Mount Athos, I found myself, a younger priest at the time, in…