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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Retrieved from ” https: In order to demonstrate that thespiritual experience so beautifully described by St. Where specifically does it appear that the Holy Apostles taught anything other than what was written in Holy Scripture? Listen to what he writes; Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and even as I delivered to you, ye are holding fast the traditions 1 Cor.

It is through his meekness despite his vast power of influencing the church, as well as his vast knowledge, that made from him an emblem of the church revival after the Revolution. Feodor Ushakov to G Here are two testimonies: 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 fruit of the Holy Spirit, and it grew out of the roots and tree of Holy Tradition.

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

On 30 Augusthe was appointed abbot of the Slatina Monastery in Suceava county, where he joined 30 other monks from the Sihastria Monastery community as a result of Patriarch Justinian ‘s decision. One chapter in his book, The Truth of Our Faith, is dedicated to the defense of the Orthodox teaching on Holy Scripture against criticism by Protestants. Enter the digits, seen on picture: Gregory Palamas continuesto live to this day within 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.

Holy Scripture possesses its unique witness of scriptural canon, as well as its dogmatic character its divine inspirationonly in and with Holy Tradition; while Holy Tradition is able to prove the authenticity of its truth only together with Holy Scripture. The Church lived the truth of the Gospel even before anything eldrr committed to eldder, having lived eldeer Holy Tradition from the outset.

The Holy Apostles handed down some things via the written word, while others via the spoken. So this is what dreams and sightings are. Further behold those brilliant witnesses representing the faith of apostolic times and the period immediately following them up until eldet fourth century.

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Both Barlaam and the three Magi, who practiced astrology, were wizards. Temptations come not only from the devil, but also humanly, from the evil intentions and skills, lusts, evil desires, and inner love of sin that proceed from an unclean heart. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.

The performance of good deeds for bad purposes is sinful and vain. The Holy Apostle Jude says in his catholic epistle, including in verse nine: Let us make it clear that devils have no power whatsoever to heal someone, neither can they help to disclose damages or their perpetrators. They can never work genuine miracles, but it is only through illusions that they deceive the unfaithful and the ones of weak faith.

Again, the same Evangelist declares in one of his epistles: It eldeer enough instead for us to recognize the Old Testament books mentioned in the passage to which you refer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Anastasia the Roman and the Deadly Car Acciden Thus, Holy Tradition is this: What are dreams and sightings, what is the difference between them and of how many types are they?

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The great Apostle Paul teaches and exhorts us to fervently keep the traditions, saying; Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle eder Thess. Such a great sin that those guilty of it commit against the Holy Spirit aren’t forgiven — neither during the current age, nor in the next age, as Christ Himself says, unless they repent throughout their lives.

This chapter, organized as a dialogue, is a helpful aide in apologetics, and explains the significance of Tradition in the Orthodox Church. Between and he was being chased again by the Securitate and, together with hieromonk Arsenie Papacioc, escaped to the Stanisoara Mountains. He was the fifth of ten children born to Alexandru Ilie.

The Holy Fathers liken such a performance of good deeds such as fasting and almsgiving to a body without a soul, inasmuch as the purpose for which a deed is accomplished is its soul, while the deed itself is its body. Subscribe To Posts Atom. Holy Scripture instructs us to do many things; however, it does not manifest the light to us.

Views Read Edit View history. Afterwards he was an apprentice for three years to the monk Paisie Olaru, who lived in seclusion at the Cozancea hermitage. The Holy Fathers say that such a person wants to chew through a bone with baby teeth.


Developed by Hamburg Church Studio Design by —. These words are clear. His views on the importance of ecology and the responsibility of man to love eelder uphold the natural world as the creation of God went a long way ensuring the involvement of the Romanian Church in embracing ecologist views.

In our age, some allege that the clergy and ecclesiastical writers alter from day to day the truth of Holy Scripture and the Apostolic Tradition, which in the beginning was cleopw and genuine? From this it follows that we should observe the teachings we find in Holy Scripture.

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Therefore, whenever we fall ill elser have any problem or are unjustly treated, or suffer from some damage, or have marriageable sons or daughters — or any other family issues, let us not resort to the help of the devil and his servants — the wizards and the fortune-tellers — but to the Church and Priests, to fasting and praying, and we will instantly receive help from our Good Father, Who made us and has mercy on us.

To these can also be added the following monumental and meaningful testaments—assurances clepa the unimpaired preservation of Holy Tradition:. Isaac the Syrian says: So, it is a sin to believe in dreams and visions, because it is through such things that devils deceive us very easily and throw us into the terrible sin of pride and vanity, to elrer point where man ends up trusting himself more than the word of God. 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: You have brought an excerpt here from Holy Scripture that refers to the tradition of human teachings and pseudo philosophy that has no relationship whatsoever to the evangelical and Apostolic Tradition of the Church of Jesus Christ.

This is what he says in Canon Petronius added in Greek: Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ Col.