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On December 2, the remarkable earthly life of one of the most outstanding Orthodox spiritual elders of the 20th century: Elder Cleopa of Romania ended. Prologue from The Truth of Our Faith:: A Discourse from Holy Scripture on the. Teachings of True Christianity, By Elder Cleopa of Romania. The name and. Photo of Elder Cleopas “In any stage you may be do not get discouraged, pray even if you feel compulsion and the Lord will visit you with His.

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Gerasimos in the Skete of St. All comments will be read by the editors of OrthoChristian. He says that it was for this reason that God commanded the Israelites, who were imperfect, to eat only the meat which is like milk for the teeth from the Passover lamb — and, moreover, with bitter herbs — and not to break into pieces or to eat the bones, but rather to burn them in fire cf.

The very founder of the Church, Jesus Christ, governs it in an unseen way, until the end of the ages Mat. Likewise, cleo;a guides us to confess our sins, to receive Communion, to be sacramentally wed; but nowhere does it specify the rite enabling us to fulfill these mysterion sacraments.

Astrology is a type of witchcraft that has been practiced since ancient times.


Father Cleopa Ilie Romanian pronunciation: Ellder the Great lays down the most severe punishments for wizards. Never step out of your house without this thought. These words are clear. In order to demonstrate that thespiritual experience so beautifully described by St.

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What canons do the Holy Fathers give to wizards and to people who resort to them? After all, the Apostle counsels us: So, those who have steadfast faith in God should ask Him for His help at all times. You saw how the famed Paul commends the Christians of Corinth for carefully and mindfully keeping the unwritten traditions they had received from his very lips.

I also pointed out to you by what means Holy Tradition was preserved throughout the ages. The irrevocable and inalterable content of Holy Clwopa emerges from the totality of those synods.

Elder Cleopa on the Eight Sources of Temptation

How many reasons are there for people to deceive themselves by empty visions and dreams? Demetrios Killing In His Icon? Elder Cleopa on the Eight Sources of Temptation. This is apparent from the words of the Apostle Paul to Timothy: Therefore, the order by which the Church upholds the unwritten is as follows: Then, people who cast spells and resort to such people that perform them are no longer entitled to the name of Christians, but of apostates. Dearest to Christ, search all of Holy Scripture and see if you will find this citation.

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: Even if they are Christian, they work like pagans. Archimandrite Cleopa Ilie; — was a well known twentieth century writer and spiritual elder of Romania. Therefore, whenever we fall ill or have any problem or are unjustly treated, or suffer from some damage, or have marriageable sons or daughters — or any other family issues, let us not resort to the help of the devil and his servants — the wizards and the fortune-tellers — but to the Church and Priests, to fasting and praying, and we will instantly receive help from our Good Father, Who made us and has mercy on us.


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On the Types of Witchcraft Patmos: Gregory of Nyssa, 3; Laodicea, Translation clfopa Romanian by Orthodox Advices. Wise Sirach talks about these matters also, when he says: Enter the digits, seen on picture: There he founded a community of monks with over 80 people.

Subscribe To Posts Atom. Views Read Edit View history. On the other hand, by means of constant prayer that invokes the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that is, through unceasing prayer.

Inthe hermitage became a monastery and vice-archimandrite Cleopa Ilie became archimandrite on approval of Patriarch Nicodim.