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Σάββατο, 14 Απριλίου 2018

“I always feel sad about the slow ebb of spiritual life after Pascha.....

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“I always feel sad about the slow ebb of spiritual life after Pascha. First there is the increase in spiritual forces as we enter deeper into Lent. Everything inward becomes considerably easier; our soul purer and more at peace; our love is greater and our prayer better. Then comes the days of Holy Week which are always so remarkable; and after that the joy of Pascha. I do not know how to thank God for letting me participate in all of this so fully as a priest. But then comes Saturday of Bright Week, the doors of the sanctuary are closed as if the gates of heaven have been locked, and everything becomes more difficult, the soul grows weaker, becomes faint-hearted and lazy, every spiritual effort is hard.” – Fr. Alexander Elchaninov, “Diary of a Russian Priest.”

Fr. John

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