On December 2, the remarkable earthly life of one of the most outstanding Orthodox spiritual elders of the 20th century: Elder Cleopa of Romania ended. Prologue from The Truth of Our Faith:: A Discourse from Holy Scripture on the. Teachings of True Christianity, By Elder Cleopa of Romania. The name and. Photo of Elder Cleopas “In any stage you may be do not get discouraged, pray even if you feel compulsion and the Lord will visit you with His.

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How many reasons are there for people to deceive themselves by empty visions and dreams? He returned to Sihastria in the fall ofas confessor for the entire community and continued to give spiritual advice to both monks and lay people for the next 34 years. For you will not find them anywhere in Holy Scripture. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account.

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Therefore, the performance of good deeds with an ungodly purpose is essentially a temptation coming from the right, that is, coming under the guise of good. Furthermore, we have established that the Holy Apostles and Evangelists believed and preached abundantly from Holy Tradition, which they inherited from of old, and which is not written anywhere in Holy Scripture. Moreover, you heard that the Apostles Paul and Jude employed words in their preaching taken directly from Holy Tradition, such as those referring to the prophecy of Enoch, and others.

Notwithstanding all the efforts which you say the Orthodox Church has made and continues to make relative to the truth of Tradition, some believe only the teachings which are contained in Holy Scripture.

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It is rather easier for fire to cause freezing and for snow to provide warmth, than it is for the devil to cloepa you for real. For this reason Elder Sophrony goes so far as to say that the language we use in clepoa must be different from the ordinary language of everyday usage. Newer Post Older Post Home. They say that if you have in your hand a book that was published 50 years ago and you put it next to one published recently, they would have nothing in common.


The great Apostle Paul, however, commends the Christians of Corinth not because they kept the written teachings, but because they obeyed him and diligently observed the oral teachings that they had received from him.

How was this Canon of Holy Tradition in eldfr Church preserved over the span of thousands of years?

While your friends observe at all costs only what is written, they do not take into account that the Saviour and the majority of His Apostles did not leave any writings, but rather taught orally, with the living voice of Tradition.

Entrail readers ; ventriloquist xleopa, as well as the ones practicing entrail reading or render livestock unproductive — a kind of witchcraft which is still practiced in our times. He preached meekness and thorough understanding of the Bible and Holy tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying: Archimandrite Andrew Konanos Afterwards he was an apprentice for three years to the monk Paisie Olaru, who lived in seclusion at the Cozancea hermitage.

Some people to the contrary advise weaker Christians to slander and abandon the Apostolic and evangelical traditions, not understanding that Holy Scripture itself is a clsopa of the Holy Spirit, and it grew out of the roots and tree of Holy Tradition. These are a few of the most current types of witchcraft — some that are almost forgotten, others still practiced in our days, which we combat and of which we must run away, as they are devilish fabrications which mislead and deceive many Christians, much to their perdition.

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Therefore, elcer order by which the Church upholds the unwritten is as follows: Together with his elder brother, Vasile, Ilie joined the community at Sihastria hermitage in December Although there were many other writers who were considered inspired and faithful scribes of the Apostles, it is the Church which did or did not recognize them, for She is unerring. Then, people who cast spells and believe in them cast off Christ and unite with the devil. These Fathers admonished the faithful of their day to guard themselves from the teachings of heretics, and to fully maintain only the Apostolic Tradition Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 2: Because even devils themselves, despite naming the name of God, are still devils.


Where in Scripture are we told the words of the epiclesis invocation of the Holy Spirit for the sanctification of the all-holy Mysteries?

This is the reply the Elder offered him, as related by Bishop Atanasije: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Cleopa Ilie

I cast thee off, Satan, and your honoring, and your service, and I unite with you, Christ! This can be understood by closely examining the essence of the following precepts:.

Having completed listing all eight means by which one is tempted, Elder Cleopa briefly repeated them and then added the ways and means with which to combat each of these temptations.

All comments will be read by the editors of OrthoChristian. Still, Eldef question the possibility of preserving Holy Tradition to this day unadulterated and genuine in all respects, as it was in the beginning.

Therefore, do not fool yourself, Christian, as the wolf can never turn into sheep, nor can the devil ever turn into a doctor. This is what he says in Canon The truths expounded by these two councils have helped to uphold the Church against the theological distortions which have been brought to bear over the past years—first in the West, and soon thereafter in the East.

On the Types of Witchcraft. He returned to Sihastria in the fall ofas confessor for the entire community and continued to give spiritual advice to both monks and lay people for the next 34 years. According to the notion that you mistakenly assert, it would follow that not one book of the New Testament—those written after the epistles of the Apostle Paul to Timothy—should be accepted.

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