Father Cleopa Ilie of Romania (+1998) & the birds in the Divine Liturgy

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Father Cleopa Ilie of Romania is a Saint of our days who died in December 2, 1998.

In May of 1948, on the feast of Ss. Constantine and Helen, Father Cleopa delivered a homily in which he said, “May God grant that our own rulers might become as the Holy King and Queen were, that the Church might be able to also commemorate them unto the ages.” The next day the state police took him to prison, leaving him in a bedless cell without bread or water for five days. After being released Father Cleopa, upon good counsel, fled to the mountains of Sihastria, where he lived in a in a hut mostly underground. There the elder prayed night and day seeking the help of God and the Theotokos.

During this time the elder was visited by the grace of God in the following way. Fr. Cleopa told his disciples that when he was building his hut, birds would come and sit on his head. The first time he served Liturgy on a stump in front of his hut, as he was communing the Holy Mysteries, a flock of birds came and gathered, such as he had never seen before. As he gazed upon them in astonishment, he noticed that each one had the sign of the Cross marked on it forehead.

Another time, after the preparation for Liturgy and having read all the prayers, he set the Antimension on the tree stump and began the Liturgy with the exclamation, “Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages!” Again the birds appeared, and as they perched in the branch of the tree they began to sing in beautiful and harmonic voices. Fr. Cleopa asked himself, “What could this be?” And an unseen voice whispered to him, “These are your chanters on the cliros.” These signs and others encouraged the Elder immensely during his time of exile.

Another time, he was serving the Divine Liturgy when he was living as a recluse and he had no choir. As he approached the time for the Cherubic Hymn, he heard a voice behind him tell him that he has his choir. Elder Cleopa looked around and birds with crosses on their heads descended and started singing the Cherubic Hymn, and then vanished when the Liturgy was over.

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Saint Arsène Papacioc de Roumanie (+2011) et les animaux ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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Saint Arsène Papacioc de Roumanie (+2011) et les animaux

“Je ne pense pas que j’ai omis de demander à quiconque en confession s’il ou si elle avait torturé ou tué des animaux” racontait-il.

Un jour, il pleuvait et un chat avec quatre chatons vint près de ma cellule. N’ayant nul endroit où s’abriter, le chat vint auu puits près de ma cellule, et resta là à miauler sous la pluie.

Durant la nuit, je réfléchis.” comment se fait-il que je demande à tous en confession s’ils ont torturé des animaux, et je vais laisser ce chat sous la pluie?!”

Et je suis allé, dans l’obscurité, et sous la pluie, et j’ai trouvé le chat, mais seulement trois chatons, le quatrième manquait. Pouvez-vous imaginer cela?… Le jour suivant, je me suis retrouvé avec le chat dans le sanctuaire: il était venu me remercier!

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Între timp și veșnicie: Viata Părintelui Arsenie Papacioc
Bucharest 2015

Source:

https://orthodoxologie.blogspot.com/2018/12/staretz-arsene-et-les-animaux.html

Video: Verso gli agnostici e gli atei – San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Italian

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Verso gli agnostici e gli atei

San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994)

Santes Dilig (St Cenheidlo / St Endelienta) Cymru a Chernyw (+6ed ganrif) – 29 Ebrill ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Welsh

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Santes Dilig (St Cenheidlo / St Endelienta)

Cymru a Chernyw  (+6ed ganrif)

29 Ebrill

Roedd Santes Dilig (hefyd Cenheidlo; ganwyd 470 AD) yn ferch i’r Brenin Brychan sefydlydd teyrnas Brycheiniog (yn ne-ddwyrain canolbarth Cymru) yn ôl traddodiad. Fel sant, dethlir dydd ei gŵyl ar 29 Ebrill. Dywedir iddi deithio gyda rhai o’i brodyr a’i chwiorydd i Gernyw lle truliodd y rhan fwyaf o’i hoes. Yr enw Lladin arni yw Endelienta. Dywed traddodiad ei bod yn perthyn i’r Brenin Arthur.

Roedd Brychan yn dad i bedwar ar hugain o blant yn ôl traddodiad. Tyfai’r rhan fwyaf ohonyn nhw i fyny i fod yn seintiau gan sefydlu eglwysi ledled y wlad. Cyfeirir at deulu (“llwyth”) Brychan yn y Trioedd fel un o “dri llwyth seintiau Cymru” (ynghyd â theuluoedd Caw a Chunedda.

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Verso gli agnostici e gli atei – San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Italian

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Verso gli agnostici e gli atei

San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994)

“Un giovane vivace diceva all’Anziano: ‘Non c’è Dio. Non credo’.L’anziano gi rispose con bontà: ‘allora vieni vicino a me. Lo sai che la cicala che ora canta parla di Dio? Vedi questo gattino! Che bella pelliccia che ha, è migliore pure di quella di una regina!’ Il giovane si commosse alle parole dell’Anziano e la sua incredulità si addolcì”.

“Una volta un professore universitario visitò l’Anziano e gli disse: ‘Ho difficoltà a credere che Dio esista. Sono un uomo colto, vivo in Occidente e tutto ciò che dici e fai si può spiegare razionalmente. Certo, esiste qualche forza, ma non posso accettare tutto quello che dici su Cristo e sui sacramenti’. L’Anziano dopo averlo ascoltato gli rispose con tono brusco: ‘Sei più stupido di una lucertola!’. Offeso dalle parole dell’Anziano il professore reagì. L’Anziano insistette: ‘In verità tu sei più stupido di una lucertola e te lo dimostrerò’. L’Anziano chiamò subito una lucertola. All’animaletto che corse da lui chiese se Dio esistesse. La lucertola si alzò su due zampe e chinò la testa dando con questo movimento una risposta positiva all’Anziano. Il professore ne fu sorpreso e iniziò a piangere. L’Anziano soggiunse: ‘Hai visto che tu sei più stupido di una lucertola? Essa sa che Dio esiste e tu, con la tua intelligenza, non hai compreso la sua esistenza’. Il professore lasciò la cella dell’Anziano tutto scosso”.

Fonte:

Hiéromoine Isaac, L’Ancien Paissios de la Sainte Montagne, L’Age d’Homme, Lausanne 2008.

Rapporto con il mondo animale – San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Italian

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Rapporto con il mondo animale

San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994)

Una delle specificità dell’anziano Paisios fu quella di avere un rapporto profondo e armonioso con il mondo naturale e animale a lui circostante.

Egli insegnava: “Se ami gli animali, costoro lo sentono e ti vedono in un altro modo, come un amico. Nel paradiso, prima della caduta, gli animali erano amici dell’uomo, Adamo aveva il carisma della previsione spirituale, intuiva i bisogni degli animali e li aiutava. L’aquila mangiava solo gli animali morti; solo dopo è divenuta selvaggia e mangia anche quelli vivi. Tutti gli animali erano domestici, ma dopo la caduta si sono inselvatichiti”. Non mancò chi testimoniò d’aver visto il monaco dialogare con passerotti, orsi, serpenti e aquile e questi gli obbedivano. Altrove l’Anziano disse:

“Quando io mi metto al posto della bestia selvaggia, inizio ad amarla e posso avere compassione pure per i serpenti. […] L’amore divino tocca gli animali selvaggi. Una bestia selvaggia è in grado di discernere se un cacciatore viene a ucciderla. Si avvicina all’uomo che l’ama, non ha paura di lui”.

“Egli chiamava i leprotti selvatici come noi chiamiamo i gatti e questi non avevano paura di vivere con lui. Questo leprotto era stato trovato dall’Anziano nei presso degli albicocchi, gli aveva fatto un segno di croce sulla fronte e chiese al suo figlioccio Basilio come ad altri cacciatori di non ucciderlo”.

Fonte:

Hiéromoine Isaac, L’Ancien Paissios de la Sainte Montagne, L’Age d’Homme, Lausanne 2008.

Saint Carannog, Irish Missionary of Wales & Cornwall, England and his tamed dragon (dinosaur), 6th century – May 16

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Saint Carranog

and his tamed dragon (dinosaur)

6th century

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Saits Carranog

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Saits Carranog & Curig

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Saint Carannog / Carantock

Irish Missionary of Wales & Cornwall, England (+6th century

May 16

Saint Carantoc was the son of Ceredig, King of Cardigan, but he chose the life of a hermit and lived in a cave above the harbour of the place now called after him, Llangranog, where there is also a holy well, which he probably used. When the people tried to force him to succeed his father, he fled, and founded a religious settlement in Somerset at Continue reading “Saint Carannog, Irish Missionary of Wales & Cornwall, England and his tamed dragon (dinosaur), 6th century – May 16”

Святая Энделиент (St Endelienta) из Уэльс & Корнуолл, Англия (+6-го века) – 29 апреля ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian

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Св. Энделиент (St Endelienta)

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Святая Энделиент (St Endelienta)

из Уэльс & Корнуолл, Англия (+6-го века)

29 апреля

Святая Энделиента (Endelienta, Endelient, Edellienta) или Энделлион (Endellion) (VI) — дева, затворница, дочь святого Брихана из Брекнока, память 29 апреля.

Св. Энделиента принесла Христову веру в село Сент-Энделлион в Корнуолле, называемое ныне в её честь. Два старинных источника неподалёку от села носят её имя.

Иногда говорят, что в валлийских записях она именуется Кинхейдон (Cynheiddon), или Кенхейдлон (Cenheidlon), в то время как Энделиента — не Continue reading “Святая Энделиент (St Endelienta) из Уэльс & Корнуолл, Англия (+6-го века) – 29 апреля ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian”

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”

Saint Spyridon of Cyprus (+348) & his 100 goats

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Saint Spyridon of Cyprus (+348) & his 100 goats

Saint Spyridon once sold a hundred goats to a merchant at an agreed price, and the Saint told the buyer to lay down the money. The buyer, knowing that Saint Spyridon himself never counted money, handed over enough money for ninety-nine goats and hid the money for one. Saint Spyridon then counted out a hundred goats for him. But when the merchant and his servants drove off the goats, one of them returned bleating. He drove it off, but it returned again. And so the goat continually returned to the enclosure, not wanting to go with the other goats. The Saint then whispered into the merchant’s ear: “Observe, my son: this animal is not doing this in vain. Did you perhaps withhold her price? The merchant became ashamed and acknowledged his sin. As soon as he paid the amount he had concealed, the goat immediately joined the other goats.

Source:

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich,

The Prologue from Ohrid