The monastic life in the eastern Orthodox Church – The coenobitic system

by Panayiotis Christou

A further step was taken in Egypt by Pachomius (d. 346). As well as administration and prayer, he placed the shelter, dress, diet and work of the monks under supervision. Continue reading “The monastic life in the eastern Orthodox Church – The coenobitic system”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia: Overcoming Depression

“Nowadays people often feel sadness, despair, lethargy, laziness, apathy, and all things satanic. They are downcast, discontent and melancholy. They disregard their families, spend vast sums on psychoanalysts and take anti-depressants. People explain this as ‘insecurity.’ Our religion believes that these states derive from satanic temptation. Continue reading “Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia: Overcoming Depression”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia; The sanctity of the parents is the best way of bringing up children in the Lord

As Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia says: “It’s great to walk, to work, to move and to have your health. But first you should have your spiritual health. Your spiritual health is fundamental, then comes bodily health. Almost all sicknesses come from the lack of trust in God and this creates stressContinue reading “Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia; The sanctity of the parents is the best way of bringing up children in the Lord”

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