Lent Day 1 – St. Silouan

‘Prayer keeps the world alive and when prayer fails, the world will perish… “Nowadays,” perhaps you will say, “there are no more monks like that to pray for the whole world.” But I tell you that when there are no more men of prayer on earth, the world will come to an...

Living in the Mean Time

I spent a great majority of my time in seminary reading outside material.  I went to a protestant seminary and there I read a great deal of stuff in class that was heavily focused on sophisticated intellectual concepts and the emergence of psychology (especially the...

We Must Pray for All

A quote from Elder Sophony’s book, Saint Silouan the Athonite: “I remember a conversation between him (Saint Silouan) and a certain hermit, who declared with evident satisfaction, ‘God will punish all atheists. They will burn in everlasting fire.’...