Entries by p. Paisie

CHARITY HELPS A LOT THE REPOSED ONES

Richness brings a great damage to the man when he doesn`t give alms to the poor for his soul and for the souls of his dead ones. Charity for the pained, for the widows and orphans helps a lot for the peace of the reposed. Because when somebody gives alms for a reposed one the […]

CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE THE REASON OF THE TRIAL

Specific for the long lasting patience is to consider yourself the reason of your trial. And maybe that is the way it is in fact. Since many of the things which happen to us, take place for our guidance or for the deletion of the former sins or for correcting the present recklessness or for […]

THE GATE OF HEAVEN

Long time ago there lived a very rich prince who was also very stingy. He would have never given anything to anyone. But one night he dreamt that he had died and he found himself at the gate of heaven. There saint Peter told him: `Come with me to show you where you`ll stay.` And […]

THE LOVE BEYOND LOVE

`Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. (Matthew 10: 37)` The entire Gospel teaches that we must leave the insignificant ones for the sake of the more significant ones, the ephemeral things […]

THE ONE WHO CHEATS

Long time ago there was a very kind noble man. One day he called to him a peasant and told him: `Look, man, because I know that your family hardly makes ends meet, I want to help you. I give you a job and pay you very well. Do you want to work for me?` […]

THE LAST WORDS OF SAINT LUKE ARCHBISHOP OF CRIMEA

My children, I urge you insistently to arm yourself with the shield from God, to be able to defend yourself of the devil`s scheming. You don`t imagine how wily he is. We must not fight with the people, but with the principalities and powers, meaning with the evil spirits. Take care! The devil has no […]

GOD GIVE US BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY OFFSPRINGS

Priest Ioan Istrati An old woman shuffles her feet through the church. She is coming to confess her. I read her the prayer slowly. The old woman sighs. Then she starts: `Father, I  made all sins. My mind goes like an engine, not on gas, on trifles and foolish things. I judge, I get angry […]

PRAYER, RIGHTEOUS LIFE, EXAMPLE

`Father, what`s the right position the monk must have in the hard situation of nowadays?` `From the start the prayer, the righteous life and example. He or she should talk when it is necessary and where it is necessary. `This means the monk should talk when he is given the opportunity?` `Of course. If the […]