Monastic Life

Μonasticism is nothing other than living in the kingdom of heaven Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery 14 July 2016 Living with Elder Iosif, Father Sofronios learned empirically that monast...
Elder Iosif Vatopaidinos as a Disciple of Elder Iosif the Hesychast Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery 12 July 2016 Elder Iosif Vatopaidinos made his renunciation at the age of 16, in the sum...
Thoughts before Confession 28 June 2016 Confession is one of the seven sacraments of the Church. It’s the applicati...
Saint Joasaph of Meteora Georgios Martzelos 20 April 2016 St Joasaph was the son of the pious ruler of Epirus and Thessaly Symeon Sin...
Saint Nicodemus of Vatopedi, elder and teacher of Saint Gregory Palamas Georgios Martzelos 11 July 2014 There is no doubt that, in the 14th century, the Vatopaidi Monastery attrac...
What is slander and why should we tolerate it? 13 December 2011 Slander is the worst gradation of hatred and wickedness and the most painfu...
The Holy Martyr Lazar [Lazarus], Serbian Prince 7 November 2011 Lazar was one of the Serbian noblemen who ruled the Serbian empire after th...
Saints indirectly associated with the Monastery – Epilogue Georgios Martzelos 4 November 2011 This relatively brief account of the lives and personalities of the better-...
Saint Makarios the Martyr, disciple of Saint Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople – Saint indirectly associated with the Monastery Georgios Martzelos 4 November 2011 St Makarios the Martyr was a disciple of St Niphon, three times Patriarch o...
Saint Theophilus the Myrrhobletes – Saint indirectly associated with the Monastery Georgios Martzelos 4 November 2011 St Theophilus was born in the second half of the 15th century at Zichni in ...
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