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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Community life

NEWS OF THE WEEK

Church leaflet in a new version More

Holy Week More

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

Christmas carols More

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

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programul slujbelor


Tuesday
18:00 Akathist to Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos

Wednesday
15:00 Confession
18:00 Paraklesis to the Mother of God

Thursday
18:00 Akathist to Saint Nicholas

Friday
15:00 Confession
18:00 The Sacrament of Holy Unction

Saturday
18:00 Vesper

Sunday
08:00 Matins
09:00 Divine Liturgy

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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