1ο Ετήσιο Μνημόσυνο Γέροντα Ιωσήφ Βατοπαιδινού – The 1st Annuall Memorial Service for Elder Joseph of Vatopedi

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Elder Joseph of Vatopedi: “The changes in spiritual life”


Question: In addition to what you have already told us, geronta, what else must we do when these changes appear in our spiritual life? Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Monk Georgios, the hermit of Mount Athos.

Βy Elder Joseph (+) of Vatopaidi

It is incredibly daring for one to believe that one may describe the life of someone who is a friend of the Lord, who is a spiritual person and who according to the Scriptures “he judges everyone but no one dares judge him”. Therefore we will not describe his life, but we will simply give a minimal account of the way he lived, since as it happens, he had been our acquaintance.
This ‘most holy’ man, as I, without hesitation, describe brother Georgios, was known as ‘Branko’ the Serb.

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”I remain with you in spirit”, from the Letters of Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi (1)

Nea Skiti, Holy Monastery of Agios Pavlos, Holy Mount Athos

Nea Skiti 28/2/1985

My dearest child, I send you my fatherly embrace.

I am pleased because you seem to sense my spiritual affection and love, so that you feel some comfort. I remain with you in spirit and I follow all your movements. I was so moved by the manifestation of your own affection that, if I could, I would come to see you in person, if even for a short while. But this affection is not the result of my own doing, since I am unworthy and insignificant, but of both your own faith and purity and that of my beloved son, who quietly fulfills all the conditions and rules of respect and obedience. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »