“The Lord is compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and rich in mercy” [Psalm 103 (102 in Greek), Verse 8]

“The Lord is compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and rich in mercy” «οἰκτίρμων καὶ ἐλεήμων ὁ Κύριος, μακρόθυμος καὶ πολυέλεος» Psalm 103 (102 in Greek), Verse 8 With these four adjectives David expresses both the experience of God in his own life and in the life of Israel. Elder Aimilianos says that God's “compassion” is exercised on behalf of human beings who are made of earth and are forever in danger of lapsing into non-existence.[1] If something is very delicate and fragile, you'll handle it with care and compassion. Human nature demands that God act toward it with sensitivity and compassion. [...]

2016-10-14T14:48:25+11:00January 29th, 2016|

Saint John the Merciful

Saint John the Merciful November 12 Saint John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria was born in Cyprus to an illustrious family where he married and had children. After some years, his wife and children died, and so the widower became a monk, zealous in fasting, prayer, and charity. His immense virtue was soon seen by all men, including the emperor, who elevated him to Patriarch of Alexandria as soon as the see became vacant. In this position, Saint John focused on correcting heretical teachings and driving out heretics from Alexandria. As his chief task however, the saint was [...]

2016-11-12T11:49:37+11:00November 19th, 2015|

Saint Tabitha the Merciful

Saint Tabitha the Merciful October 25 Listen to the Saint's life in Greek: Related links: Saint Tabitha Who Was Raised from the Dead by Apostle Peter (Mystagogy)

2016-10-14T14:48:43+11:00November 19th, 2015|
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