Saint David Gareji of Georgia & Saint Lucian his spiritual son (+6th century) – June 9

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The Monastery of St David Gareji in Georgia

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St David Gareji of Georgia

& Saint Lucian his spiritual son

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Saint David Gareji of Georgia (+6th century)

June 9

Source:

https://oca.org

https://oca.org/saints/all-lives/2014/06/09

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Saint David of Gareji was Syrian by birth. The future ascetic became a disciple of Saint John of Zedazeni and journeyed with him to Georgia. Saint David and his spiritual son Lucian settled on a mountain above Tbilisi, the capital of Kartli.

At that time Kartli was constantly under threat of the Persian fire-worshippers. Saint David would spend entire days in prayer, beseeching the Lord for forgiveness of the sins of those who dwelt in the city. When he was finished praying for the day, he would stand on the mountain and bless the whole city. Once a week Saints David and Lucian would go down into the city to preach. A church dedicated to Saint David was later built on the Continue reading “Saint David Gareji of Georgia & Saint Lucian his spiritual son (+6th century) – June 9”

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Sfintii si animalele ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Romanian

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Sfintii si animalele

Stiinta moderna defineste relatia dintre om si animale ca fiind una extrem de complexa. Din aceasta perspectiva, animalele sunt considerate fiinte cu care putem avea relatii sociale. Manifestam simpatie si afectiune fata de acestea insa, in acelasi timp, le exploatam pentru beneficiul nostru, pentru companie, sport sau hrana. Acestea sunt deopotriva “persoane” si “lucruri”, prieteni si hrana. Comunicam cu animalele, dar, de asemenea, le ucidem si ne hranim cu ele.

Mai mult, exista un conflict intre simpatia noastra fata de unele animale si teama de altele. Un alt paradox privitor la aceasta relatie este creat chiar de formele denaturate ale ei, pe de-o parte, de dragostea excesiva fata de animale, idolatrizarea acestora, iar pe de alta, de lipsa totala a ei, concretizata in adevarate dezastre ecologice.

Pentru un crestin relatia dintre om si animale, devine cu atat mai complexa si mai bogata, atunci cand este inteleasa si traita din perspectiva adevarului revelat cuprins in Sfanta Scriptura si Sfanta Traditie si, mai ales, din perspectiva modului in care au trait-o si o traiesc sfintii. In relatia dintre sfant si animale toate aceste contradictii si conflicte dispar deoarece in el se manifesta dragostea curata si inflacarata nu numai pentru Dumnezeu si Continue reading “Sfintii si animalele ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Romanian”