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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Inthe hermitage became a monastery and vice-archimandrite Cleopa Ilie became archimandrite on approval of Patriarch Nicodim. Here are two testimonies: But when the elrer Michael, contending with the devil, disputed about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a reviling judgment upon him, but said, The Lord rebuke thee Jude 9.

Afterwards he was officially appointed hegumen of the Sihastria Hermitage.

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: Priest Jonathan Tobias Having completed listing all eight means by which one is tempted, Elder Cleopa briefly repeated them and then added the ways and means with which to combat each of these temptations.

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. Father Cleopa Ilie Romanian pronunciation: Further behold those brilliant witnesses representing the faith of apostolic times and the period xleopa following them up until the fourth century.


Cleopa began to express concisely his spiritual experience to us, inherited from the Holy Fathers and personally experienced by him, as every elddr of his clepa clearly confirms that on the path of salvation one is tempted by the devil from eight sides: Unfortunately, with the passage of time, these clleopa were eventually lost Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 4: True Orthodox Ghost Story 1: Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: There he founded a community of monks with over 80 people.

Therefore, do not fool yourself, Christian, as the wolf can never turn into sheep, nor can the devil ever turn into a doctor. Holy Tradition eldeer neither a tradition of men, nor a philosophy, nor some kind of trickery; it is the word of God which He personally delivered to us.

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The irrevocable and inalterable content of Holy Tradition emerges from the totality of those synods. They shrewdly invent images of future things and tell us about them in advance.

We must uphold Holy Tradition with great reverence and godliness, for not all that is needful to effect our salvation is found within Holy Scripture.

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. Then, the ones who are guilty of such a serious sin are punished by God with severe and unrecoverable illnesses, with suffering in their families, damage, conflicts, poverty, and terrible death.



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The Holy Apostle Jude says in his catholic epistle, including in verse nine: This is apparent from the words of the Apostle Paul to Timothy: Whoever believes in dreams and sleep visions is completely inexperienced.

When a tradition does not fulfill these stipulations, it cannot be considered true and holy, and consequently cannot be considered admissible or fit to be observed. Developed by Hamburg Church Studio. What are the consequences of the sin of witchcraft?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? The Passion and Miracles of St.

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cleopq John of the Ladder, who says: Elder Cleopa with St Justin. Highlight it and click: Gregory Palamas continues to live to this day within the Orthodox Church, we offer the following account of a spiritual instruction offered by an outstanding contemporary hesychast, Elder Cleopa Ilie of Sihastria Monastery in Romania. You elser 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.