Miracles by the Holy Belt of Most Holy Theotokos (Virgin Mary) [Volume 5]


The Holy Belt has performed innumerable miracles over the years. We will only refer to some of them, here.

1.    The ship stays montionless
Once, the inhabitants of Ainos invited the Holy Belt. The monks who were accompanying it were being offered hospitality at the house of a priest, whose wife secretly cut off a small piece.     When the monks boarded the vessel, the ship stayed motionless, even though the sea was calm. When the woman saw this extraordinary event she realized her mistake and handed back the missing piece. The ship sailed off only after the piece was handed over. Since then a second casket was crafted to accommodate this piece to this day. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Miracles by the Holy Belt of Most Holy Theotokos (Virgin Mary) [Volume 4]

The history of the Holy Belt chapter

The Holy Belt of the Mother of God, divided these days in three parts, is the only relic or remains, which endures from her life on earth and is being safeguarded at the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi. According to the tradition, the belt was woven from camel hair from the Mother of God herself, and after her Repose, while she was ascending to heaven, she handed it over to Thomas the Apostle. The apolytikio of the feast for the deposition of the Holy Belt of the Mother of God says: “While you were ascending to the forthcoming glory, you have given your most venerable belt to Thomas the Apostle”.  read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Miracles by the Holy Belt of Most Holy Theotokos (Virgin Mary) [Volume 3]

The Holy Apostles became the vessels of the Grace of the Holy Spirit. Miracles are events beyond nature, which use and are being energized by material things (handkerchiefs and aprons), which are full of Grace. Our Orthodox Church celebrates the worship of the “chains” of Saint Peter in January. When he had been imprisoned by Herod in Jerusalem, his hands were chained. An angel sent by the Lord, freed him. The Christians have preserved the chains and they have been honoring and worshiping them for the benefit of their souls. The chains have received “eternal grace” and became “the cure of ailments, the consolation of those afflicted, the harbor for those distressed”. In a troparion of the Canon of the feast it is written: “Peter, drive away demonic disturbances, pacify the tempest of sin and eradicate all sicknesses, dangers and afflictions as well as the assaults by barbarians from all those who revere your chains”. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Miracles by the Holy Belt of Most Holy Theotokos (Virgin Mary) [Volume 2]


Introduction

Our Church honors the holy and sacred relics, whether they are derived from the bodies of Saints, or are items belonging to them. One such relic, the only one which has been found to this day and belongs to the Most Holy Mother of God, is her Holy Belt. It constitutes a precious treasure and the most sacred relic which the Great, Holy Monastery of Vatopedi possesses. The Grace of the Holy Spirit continues to act through the holy relics. As Saint Chrysostomos says: “Jesus Christ, honoring the struggles, the blood they have shed and the martyrdom of the saints, has safeguarded their souls in heaven. But He left on earth their body and their holy relics to assist in our salvation”. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Miracles by the Holy Belt of Most Holy Theotokos (Virgin Mary) [Volume 1]

 

Prologue

The works of God and His Saints, which cannot be rationally explained, are called miracles. God performs miracles ad infinitum. This is revealed by our Lord Jesus Christ who says: “My father is working until now” ( John 5, 17). By His uncreated energies, God provides, preserves and controls the whole universe, the whole creation. That is, God preserves the creation in the mint condition He had created it. He conserves and protects it by His divine consideration. Therefore, God’s uncreated energies are constantly and incessantly being revealed in the physical world and cause natural and physical results.Therefore, we are living a constant miracle. All of our abilities are being set in motion by God’s will. If God withdraws His energy from one of our abilities, we are going to lose it. Now I am able to see. I can see because God allows it. If God withdraws his energy I will become blind. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Mieux organiser ou faire patience ? – (9) Tourner l’esprit là où est le Christ

Le Christ, notre Dieu

Il n’y a pas de solution sur le plan extérieur. La solution est ailleurs, à l’intérieur. Par exemple, pendant la persécution des Chrétiens en Russie, les communistes avaient toute latitude pour leur faire tout ce qu’ils voulaient, et ils en ont tourmenté des millions et des millions. Mais on supportait cela comme un martyre, au Nom du Christ. Il ne s’agit pas d’une psychologie d’esclaves mais de celle de fils de Dieu. Vous comprenez la différence ? Je voudrais que l’esprit de lutte soit dépassé par le désir de saisir le Christ-Dieu dans Sa vie, dans Ses sentiments. Et ainsi nous pourrons devenir semblables au Christ, ce qui est nécessaire. Encore… 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 »