Love · Prayer

Our fervent and heartfelt prayers, and deep love for each other, attracts the angels to us

In 1995, I was in Jerusalem during the holy fifty days* that follow Lent. I saw your convent, the convent of the Martyr Abi Seifein, in a vision. I saw the Martyr standing by the entrance and next to him was Pope Kyrillos VI. I also found children and many saints, thousands and thousands of them entering the convent while dressed in white. Their faces were white and in light, and they looked like foreign children.

Love · Prayer · St Kyrillos VI

How St Kyrillos saved the life of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas I

Fr Kyrillos Massoudi, parish priest of St Mary’s Syriac Orthodox Church in Egypt, relates:Let me tell you a story. I have been extremely blessed and honoured to have witnessed a giant pillar of faith, wisdom and joy for three years as a personal disciple to the great saint and hero among the fathers Patriarch Ignatius Zakka… Continue reading How St Kyrillos saved the life of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas I

Love · Mother Erene · Prayer · Saints

The kingdom of heaven is within you

Many times at night, when chanting the Psalmody and particularly when commemorating the saints, Tamav would find the cell expanding and filled with light. Then there would appear all the martyrs and saints headed by the Mother of God. They would continue chanting the Psalmody with her until the very end of it. We used… Continue reading The kingdom of heaven is within you

Mother Erene · Prayer

Prayer is everything in our life

Author: Mother EriniHow did all the saintly fathers reach holiness? They worked hard and struggled. They went through many wars in their lives and suffered a lot, but they were armed and strengthened by the power of prayer. When one loves God from all one's heart and prays deeply, their spirit gets very strong and… Continue reading Prayer is everything in our life