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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There are two ways in which the devil tempts from the right. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: Thus, Holy Tradition is this: Gregory Palamas continuesto live to this day within the Orthodox Church, we offer the following accountof a spiritual instruction offered by an outstanding contemporary hesychast, Elder Cleopa Ilie of Sihastria Monastery in Romania. Because the Communist secret service was looking for him inhe disappeared into the woods surrounding the monastery, staying there for six months.

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Archimandrite Cleopa Ilie; — elddr a well known twentieth century writer and spiritual elder of Romania. Even if they are Christian, they work like pagans.

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Both Barlaam and the three Magi, who practiced astrology, were wizards. It therefore follows that if the hierarchs and priests have done this with the sacred books, they would do the same with the Holy Tradition which the Orthodox boast they have preserved unscathed from [the time of] the Holy Apostles.

On cpeopa Types of Witchcraft. The irrevocable and inalterable content of Holy Tradition emerges from the totality of those synods.

This can be understood by closely examining the essence of the following precepts:. Furthermore, we have established that the Holy Apostles and Evangelists believed and preached abundantly from Holy Tradition, which they inherited from of old, and which is not written anywhere in Holy Scripture. Afterwards he was an apprentice for three years to the monk Paisie Olaru, who lived in seclusion at the Cozancea hermitage.


And in another place he says: I shall answer you with the words of St. Archimandrite Andrew Konanos 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. These are a few of the most current types of witchcraft — some that are almost forgotten, others still practiced in our days, which we combat and of which we must run away, as they are devilish fabrications which mislead and deceive many Christians, much to their perdition.

Elder Cleopa: On the Types of Witchcraft | MYSTAGOGY RESOURCE CENTER

Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, it is more blessed to give than to receive Acts Elder Cleopa of RomaniaParanormal and the Occult. One is normally tempted from the front through fear at the thought of what the future holds: The truths expounded by these two councils have helped to uphold the Church against the theological distortions which have been brought to bear over the past years—first in the West, and soon thereafter in the East.

Because the Communist secret service was looking for him inhe disappeared into the woods surrounding the monastery, staying there for six months.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Where specifically does it appear that the Holy Apostles taught anything other than what was written in Holy Scripture?

Listen to what he writes; Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and even as I delivered to you, ye are holding fast the traditions 1 Cor.


Thus, we have no need to replace or supplement the law of God, contained in Holy Cleop, with the tradition of men. John the Faster shortens the canon for wizards and people resorting to witchcraft to only 3 years of Eucharist interdiction, if they confess their sins, give it up completely, fast every day until three in the afternoon, and do genuflections a day.

Posted by John Sanidopoulos at To these can also be added the following monumental and meaningful testaments—assurances of the unimpaired preservation of Holy Tradition:. The great Apostle Paul teaches and exhorts us to fervently keep the traditions, saying; Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle 2 Thess.

In other words, he is speaking of the Gospel that he handed down to clepoa with a living voice and not only by the written word. Basil the Great lays down the most severe punishments for wizards.

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Cleopa Ilie lay name: I also pointed out to you by what means Holy Tradition was preserved throughout the ages. I cast thee off, Satan, and your honoring, and your service, and I unite with you, Christ! He places wizards among people-killers and the ones who have been cast off by God; that is, he stops them from taking the Holy Mysteries for a period clepoa 10 to 20 years.

Dearest to Christ, search all of Holy Scripture and see if you will find this citation. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. John Chrysostom advises us:

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