Let us prepare ourselves to come open, empty – to be filled with the Spirit

See also: “Α true canon of the Christian faith”.

Sunday before Pentecost

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

During the Last Supper our Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples that separation was near, that He was to ascend to His God and to His Father as He would repeat again to the women who came to the grave. And when their hearts were filled with sorrow at the thought that they will not see Him again, He said, “Your hearts are full with sorrow and yet, you should rejoice for Me that I am returning to My Father. But I will not,” he added, “leave you orphan, I will send you the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father, whom I will send to you and who will teach you all things.” And so do we here now while we are still in the light of the Ascension. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Let us prepare ourselves to come open, empty – to be filled with the Spirit.

Sunday before Pentecost

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

During the Last Supper our Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples that separation was near, that He was to ascend to His God and to His Father as He would repeat again to the women who came to the grave. And when their hearts were filled with sorrow at the thought that they will not see Him again, He said, “Your hearts are full with sorrow and yet, you should rejoice for Me that I am returning to My Father. But I will not,” he added, “leave you orphan, I will send you the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father, whom I will send to you and who will teach you all things.” And so do we here now while we are still in the light of the Ascension. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

The Conversation with the Samaritan Woman

All four Gospels speak of the Lord’s departure to Galilee. Sts Matthew and Mark note that this took place after John had been imprisoned, while St John adds that the reason for this was the rumor that Jesus was receiving and baptizing more disciples than John the Baptist, although the Evangelist explains that it was not He Himself Who was baptizing, but His disciples. After John’s imprisonment, the Pharisees’ entire hatred focused on Jesus, Who bean to seem to them more dangerous than the Baptist. As the time of His suffering had not yet arrived, Jesus leaves Judea and goes to Galilee, in order to avoid persecution by His envious enemies. Only one Evangelist, St John, relates Christ’s conversation with the Samaritan woman that took place on the way to Galilee. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Mieux organiser ou faire patience ? – (8) Avoir l’amour d’une mère

Chacun de nous doit avoir l’amour d’une mère : même si ses enfants sont révoltés, elle les aime tous.

Comprenez bien que c’est la mère qui est le ciment de la famille, pas le père. Aussi longtemps que la mère vit, la famille reste unie. Mais si la mère meurt, le père est incapable de garder la famille unie.

Pourquoi cela ? Parce que l’amour d’une mère est tel qu’elle ne connaît pas de jalousie ou d’humiliation : elle fait tout, étant mue par l’amour. Parce qu’elle assume toutes les faiblesses de ses enfants, toutes leurs perversions, elle devient comme un ciment, comprenez-vous ? Ici chacun de nous doit être comme une mère. La seule solution découle de la phrase du Christ : « Si vous vous aimez les uns les autres, on saura que vous êtes mes disciples » (cf. Jean 13, 35). Encore… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

The Prayer of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

Entering the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus Christ said to His disciples, «Sit here while I go yonder and pray.» Taking with Him Peter, James, and John, He went deep into the garden, and He began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then, He said to them, «My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here and watch with Me.» And going a little farther, he fell on His face and prayed, «My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will but as Thou wilt.» Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »