The venerable Silouan the Athonite (also known as Silouan of Mount Athos) was a monk of the early twentieth century at the Monastery of St. Panteleimon  ‎Life · ‎Hymns. A lesson from St. Silouan the Athonite how to preach the truth to those in error or heresy. Saint Silouan the Athonite. In the autumn of a young Russian peasant named Simeon from the province of Tambov was drawn to that ancient repository of.


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He has created us for a purpose: It all goes back to who we are, what are we doing here and where we are going; it is back to the basics.


In the midst of the information revolution, the world wide web and the boom of technology, man still yearns for the same fundamental things: The purpose is temporary, ceasing to exist when life expires, and the directions one gets are so contradictory that they end up canceling themselves.

So man is confused, st silouan the athonite and at the brink of despair.

He is thirsty, but there is no well of life, he is hungry but there is st silouan the athonite food for his eternal soul, he is lonely and he has no man. So what to do? In an interview I recently read you can find it here, it is very edifyingthe Archimandrite Sophrony Sacharov, of blessed memory, at that time a younger monk, was asked by a visiting priest: Sophrony, how will st silouan the athonite be saved?

So off he went to St.

Being strengthened by you, we cry out with compunction: My Lord, my Life and the Joy of your st silouan the athonite, Save the world and us from all cruel things!

During your life on earth you served Christ and followed His path; Now in Heaven you contemplate Him Whom you have loved!

St. Silouan of Mt. Athos: “I have many sorrows of my own, and they are my own fault…”

Since you dwell with Him as He promised to His elect, holy Father Silouan, Instruct us now in the path that you have traveled. The Russian Church rejoices in your labors.

All monks on the Athonite mountain And all Christian people are st silouan the athonite as well, Turning themselves towards God with the love of children.

He prayed and wept for the whole world as for himself, and he put the highest value on love for enemies. He became widely known as an elder.


St Silouan died on September 24, His memory is celebrated on September Though barely literate, he was sought out by pilgrims for his wise counsel. His writings were edited by his disciple and pupilArchimandrite Sophrony.

St. Silouan the Athonite on How to Talk to Heterodox

It means that God has once more entrusted to us what he cannot entrust to others; what those who do not know Him, who have only heard of Him, cannot understand. God entrusts the witness of Him only to His closest friends. And then, wiping the tears from our faces, we must go out to people and witness that we are beloved of God, despite all the st silouan the athonite and temporary hardships—even tragic and irreparable ones—we still believe st silouan the athonite our God wishes us only good, and orders everything for the salvation of our souls!

Then the Lord will not depart from us; He will not forget those who faithfully bore witness of Him to the lost world! In the heaviest moments of our lives, God is entrusting to us what is most sacred—the truth about St silouan the athonite

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This means that He believes in us, loves us, and wants to make us His own. It is a great joy to know God. The soul desires Him insatiably.