Monthly Archives: July 2017

St. Paisios

When does God perform miracles?

On this day, we celebrate the memory of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos.  Below is a story about Saint Paisios where he taught the nature of miracles. A group of young men, of no religious background, visited the Elder.  They had heard of Father Paisios and were curious to meet him.  After giving them the typical Mount Athos treat (loukoumi and water), he sat next to them to listen to what they had to say. They told him: - Father, we want you [...]

St. John of Shanghai

The necessity of Holy Communion

The necessity of Holy Communion in our continuous struggle between sin and righteousness. Until a man’s earthly life finishes its course, up to the very departure of the soul from the body, the struggle between sin and righteousness continues within him. However, high a spiritual and moral state one might achieve, a gradual or even headlong and deep fall into the abyss of sin is always possible. Therefore, communion of the holy Body and Blood of Christ, which strengthens our [...]