God expects from every man to deny human curiosity, cowardice and disbelief. He expects man to go against his…
  A nun asked Saint Zosima of Siberia, “What should I do, elder? I am heavyhearted and sad because I…
  The goodness, virtue, and forbearance of God aim to lead us to repentance. Even the punishments of God aim…
Elder Efraim of Arizona: You cannot hide from your conscience
10/11/2019
  I have written to you about the conscience, that we must be careful not to do something that will…
  “Wherever the grace of the Archangels overshadows, thence the devil is banished”, says the doxastikon of the feast. You…
  Your love for God gets tested in your interactions with the poor Everytime a poor man comes knocking at…
  If only we could borrow a little, just a little, some- thing of the spirit, the mentality, the thought…
Elder Efraim of Arizona: Struggle, my child, in silence
03/11/2019
  Struggle, my child, as much as you can to become forceful—force yourself in everything, especially in silence and in…
  There comes a time when God illuminates you to say: “Dear God, how can I thank you enough? I’d…
  Hell is to be away from God. Hell for a child is to be away from its mother. Most…