Discussion in 'Video Blogs' started by padraig, May 9, 2020.
Lovely. Just lovely.
I would love to go there, saw a few good documentaries on Athos a few years back. I wish them and us were closer. We have sooo much in common.
Looks lovely also.
It is gorgeous. But no so easy to get there in more way than one. It is out of the way on a peninsular in the middle of nowhere which requires a ferry. You need a special visa which would be quite difficult to obtain as a Non Orthodox. And having got there there is the danger of experiencing quite a lot of anti Catholic hostility.. which is rife. Also of course no women ever.
Its the largest collection of Monasteries in the world. The whole place being dedicated to Our Lady. I read a a lot of stories of saints from the 20th century there. Saints who performed miracles. It just seems like heaven on Earth.
How many places could you go to and expect to meet real live saints.
ya, I think some of those things make me want to go there more. I did see a video once of a priest there, an ex-Harvard professor who was massively anti-catholic. I had nothing bad to say about Protestantism. Strange. I guess they are commenting about novus ordo, maybe they are right, in their criticism.
Got a lovely icon/picture of Elder Paisios the Athonite shortly after Christmas this year, shipped from Greece. Nice addition to the house. Got it from Amazon.
We will eventually merge Indy, no doubt.
I love watching Eastern Rite priests and Bishops at the Liturgy, to watch their faces. It is so clear often that they are saying the Jesus Prayer constantly by the movement of their lips.
Now and again you see them going into little mini ecstasies, which is wonderful.
I am very fond of saying the Jesus Prayer when I am a little down in the dumps when I sin. It is a huge, huge consolation and cheers me up, putting me back on my Spiritual Feet and back into the Boxing Ring.
Down but never out.
Must learn the Jesus Prayer, Padraig. I often heard it mentioned but don't know what it is or how to say it.
"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."
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