Video – Island of Crete, Greece: Incredible Hospitality

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Island of Crete, Greece: Incredible Hospitality

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Marriage & Virginity in Christ – Blessed Fr. Epiphanios Theodoropoulos of Athens, Greece (+1989)

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Marriage & Virginity in Christ

Blessed Fr. Epiphanios Theodoropoulos of Athens, Greece (+1989)

How crafty the devil is! To young people who managed to unite in Christian marriage he whispers, “How much better you would be if you went to the monastery and lived the heavenly spiritual pleasures, far from the cares of family life which sever you and keep you down!” While to those who went to the monastery, as they desired the life of virginity in Christ, he whispers, “How much better you would be, if you got married and made your home a temple of God, living the joys of marital life, far from ascetic mortification and the loneliness which depresses you!” And if the married one became a monk and the monk married, he would tell them the opposite. All this to throw the person into despair and to pull him from the path of salvation. For the path of salvation is both blessed marriage and virginity in Christ.

Blessed Fr. Epiphanios Theodoropoulos of Athens, Greece (+1989)

(Taken from Elder Epiphanios in “Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit”, Protecting Veil Press)

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Marriage: The Great Sacrament – Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra Monastery, Holy Mount Athos, Greece

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Marriage: The Great Sacrament

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Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra Monastery,

Holy Mount Athos, Greece

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On (June 25 / July 8), the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Saints Peter and Febronius, and the nation celebrates an official “Day of “Family, Love, and Faithfulness.” To honor the day, we have posted a classic homily on this theme by Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra, Mount Athos from the website, Orthodox Christian Information Center. Fr. Aimilianos gives excellent advice not only to young people thinking about marriage, but also to married couples, who are carrying their saving cross in life, travelling together as one body to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Bride and groom during an orthodox wedding

Nobody would dispute that the most important day in a person’s life, after his birth and baptism, is that of his marriage. It is no surprise, then, that the aim of contemporary worldly and institutional upheavals is precisely to crush the most honorable and sacred mystery of marriage. For many people, marriage is an opportunity for pleasures and Continue reading “Marriage: The Great Sacrament – Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra Monastery, Holy Mount Athos, Greece”