Posts about Elders

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Abbot Damascene: Genesis – Evolution under the light of the teaching of the Holy Fathers

Watch Now The teaching of Father Seraphim Rose about the patristic view of the creation of the world and its impact to the life of the modern man and Christian…

Aug 16, 2017
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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [7]

Moving on now to more theological issues, one day I asked the Elder whether God Himself really had to be crucified in order for us to be saved. Wasn’t…

Aug 02, 2017
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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [6]

Let me now mention some other teachings and advice the Elder gave. Regarding the so-called ‘enlightened’ laywomen who supposedly see revealing visions,…

Jul 28, 2017
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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [5]

For those whose parents are seriously ill, the Elder advised that they should do whatever good and kind deed they can for their parents, to care for them…

Jul 26, 2017
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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [4]

Among other things, I asked the Elder what I could do to love Christ? I thought that he’d tell me all sorts of things involving unceasing prayer, many…

Jul 24, 2017
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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [3]

On many occasions, at the big feast of the province, instead of being the chief celebrant at the liturgy, as was his right, grandly wearing his monastic…

Jul 17, 2017
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The globalized and the universal person: on the sacred memory of Saint Païsios

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   July 12, the Feast of Saint Païsios…

Jul 13, 2017
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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [2]

Returning to the subject of the Elder’s sermons. It was indeed a great spiritual pleasure to see him preach in church. His face would be transformed…

Jul 09, 2017
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Abbot Damascene: My relationship with Father Seraphim Rose

In the first of six parts of his interview to Pemptousia, archimandrite Damascene, Abbot of St Herman’s of Alaska monastery in California, is talking…

Jul 03, 2017
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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder

We’ve come to associate the great Elders almost exclusively with monasteries, and particularly with the Holy Mountain, even though great figures among…

Jun 17, 2017