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The meaning of pain (St Paisios the Athonite)

ascetic experience

In this photo are depicted two Monks from Vatopaidi outside in cold and among dense vegetation trying to collect olives from trees for the Monastery.

If you want to go to sweet Paradise, you have to eat a lot of bitter things here, so that you’ve got your passport of trials to hand. Trust in God’s a continuous, mystical prayer that softly brings God’s powers to where they’re needed and when they’re needed.

Based on St Paisios the Athonite

SOURCE:The Ascetic Experience

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