A WORD OF WISDOM

Saint Silouan the Athonite

How are you to know if you are living according to the will of God?

Here is a sign: if you are distressed over anything it means that you have not fully surrendered to God's will, although it may seem to you that you live according to His will.

He who lives according to God's will has no cares. If he has need of something, he offers himself and the thing he wants to God, and if he does not receive it, he remains as tranquil as if he had got what he wanted.

The soul that is given over to the will of God fears nothing, neither thunder nor thieves nor any other thing. Whatever may come, 'Such is God's pleasure,' she says. If she falls sick she thinks, 'This means that I need sickness, or God would not have sent it.'

And in this wise is peace preserved in soul and body."**

The man who takes thought for his own welfare is unable to give himself up to God's will, that his soul may have peace in God. But the humble soul is devoted to God's will, and lives before Him in awe and love; in awe, lest she grieve God in any way; in love, because the soul has come to know how the Lord loves us.

The best thing of all is to surrender to God's will and bear affliction having confidence in God. The Lord, seeing our affliction, will never give us too much to bear. If we seem to ourselves to be greatly afflicted, it means that we have not surrendered to the will of God.

The soul that is in all things devoted to the will of God rests quiet in Him, for she knows of experience and from the Holy Scriptures that the Lord loves us much and watches over our souls, quickening all things by His grace in peace and love.




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Church leaflet in a new version More

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Meeting with Bishop Macarie of North Europe More

Reading the Psalter during the Great Lent More

Come, let us sing a Christmas carol! More

Commemorating Saint Nicholas - the patron saint of the church More

A.S.C.O.R. conferences in commemoration of Fr. Dumitru Staniloae More

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Commemorating Fr. Dumitru Staniloae - A.S.C.O.R. Conferences More

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programul slujbelor

21 - 27 octombrie 2019


Tuesday
18:00 Acatistul "Sfântului Acoperământ al Maicii Domnului"
19:00 "Biserica în dialog cu tinerii"

Wednesday
15:00 Taina Sfintei Spovedanii
18:00 Paraclisul Maicii Domnului

Thursday
18:00 Acatistul Sfântului Nicolae
19:00 "Biserica în dialog cu tinerii"

Friday
15:00 Taina Sfintei Spovedanii
18:00 Vecernie

Saturday
Sf. Dimitrie Izvorâtorul de Mir
08:00 Utrenia
09:30 Sfânta și Dumnezeiasca Liturghie
18:00 Vecernie

Sunday
08:00 Utrenia
09:30 Sfânta și Dumnezeiasca Liturghie

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The Church is opened daily according to the following schedule:
Monday: 07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday: 07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 07:00 - 22:00
Thursday: 07:00 - 20:00
Friday: 07:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 07:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 07:00 - 15:00