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Christian Orthodox Monk. What great peace one can see in his eyes.

Father Gerasim, previously known as Gerard Gascuel, a famous photographer and journalist, an Orthodox monk.

Παναγία Ιεροσολυμίτισσα: Ο Αρχάγγελος Μιχαήλ, ο Όσιος Ιωσήφ ο Ησυχαστής και...

Παναγία Ιεροσολυμίτισσα: Ο Αρχάγγελος Μιχαήλ, ο Όσιος Ιωσήφ ο Ησυχαστής και...

Γέροντας Εφραίμ Φιλοθεΐτης: Τον εγωιστή άνθρωπο ο εγωισμός τον ρεζιλεύει και τον θεατρίζει

Γέροντας Εφραίμ Φιλοθεΐτης: Τον εγωιστή άνθρωπο ο εγωισμός τον ρεζιλεύει και τον θεατρίζει

Each person must bear the weaknesses of others. Who is perfect? Who can boast that he has kept his heart undefiled? Hence, we are all sick, and whoever condemns his brother does not perceive that he himself is sick, because a sick person does not condemn another sick person.    Elder Ephraim of Philothoeu, counsels from the Holy Mountain

"Orthodox Monasticism is Not a Cult"- An interview and website-- written by Orthodox lay friends of monasticism-- in response to unfair criticisms of traditional monasticism and Elder Ephraim's monasteries

One hundred and twenty wise sayings from the holy fathers of the Orthodox Church

Balamand Monastery One Hundred & Twenty Wise Sayings from The Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church

1 Corinthians 2:9  But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” †   || Prayer from the #instapray app. Download the free prayer app on instapray.com and #Pray with the whole world.

Once upon a time, seeing pics of monastics in death troubled me greatly. Their peace and the gentle smiles that appear days and hours later simply indicate the welcome they receive when they arrive at the Church Triumphant.

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