Holy Sayings.With your heart being dark


With your heart being dark

If you don’t lighten your heart, praying is very difficult. Criticizing, being egotistical, being angry, these are things that darken your heart.

Gerontissa Theosemni from Chrisopigi


Something third

This disappointment, this emptiness, this loneliness, that people feel today is mostly due to the fact that praying is not part of the day. People today don’t live with the thinking of God. People consider God something third in life. People have forgotten that their essence is God.


Elder Efraim from Vatopedi

Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou





Holy Sayings.With your heart being dark