Author Archives: Semto Mechal

Recognize your shortcomings for harmony

Once upon a time, there was a Soldier deeply in touch with his own heart. One day in the course of his military service in the company’s quarters, he came across a fellow soldier due for discharge who was sitting … Continue reading

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A call for Prayer in light of the present calamities

By Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou Very difficult moments for humanity are coming. It seems that these difficult moments are just now starting. When this virus will end in May, other grievances will come; far greater than this one. Therefore, we … Continue reading

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The Vaccine and its side effects by Father Savvas

Father Savvas the Antonine on vaccination and side effects A father from monastery of Arizona gave this advice that we should not accept the vaccine. He is not the only one, there are other Fathers who say the same, contemporary … Continue reading

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Power of the sign of the cross

Every time we do the sign of the cross, it shoots arrows to the enemy the devil.  Before our feet touch the ground when we wake up in the morning, do the sign of the Cross.  This is a story … Continue reading

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The way we should see death

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. One God. Amen. There is more to death than we usually think about. Death has been defeated by Christ and that is what we celebrate in Easter. But … Continue reading

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The fear of God

The fear of God is not at odds with the grace of God. So what is the fear of God? Essentially, there are two sorts of fear.  There is an ungodly fear and Godly fear.  The key point about Ungodly … Continue reading

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What Fear of God is and what it is not

The fear of God is not the animal -like fear of this world. Our fear is like that, and we must strive to conquer it by the grace of God. Such fear is from Hades. Our life is filled with … Continue reading

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Quest for the Transcendence

Man is made in the image and likeness of God.  God is infinite and we are finite.  He is the Creator and we are creature.  So we are made to commune with Him.  We are made to transcend the imminent.  … Continue reading

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Monasticism and Profound humility

In Paradise, man was in communion with God and God was life and security for him.  Disobedience and the falling into sin disrupted this life giving union with God.  And thus death entered the life of men with devastating consequences. … Continue reading

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THE HEART THAT IS FILLED WITH ANGER CANNOT RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT!

Spiritual Wisdom from Elder Proclu Monk Proclu (Nicău) Elder Proclu was born on November 13, 1928 in the Romanian village of Micolu Belan, in the Neamts region. At age twelve he left for the monastery of Sihastria, where he lived … Continue reading

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