Strumica Diocese: News

Star Dojran ( 12.11.2005 )





Today, on the day of the Holy Apostles Cleopas, Tertius, Mark, Justus and Artemas, Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church of Saints Gregory Palamas and Maximus the Confessor in Star Dojran.









“Only reproaches and insults benefit a man spiritually, because they give birth to humility. He gains crowns, and by enduring, he crushes his egotism and vainglory. Therefore, when they insult you, “You arrogant egotist, you impatient hypocrite,” etc., it is a time for patience. If you respond, you lose. So always have the fear of God. Have love for everyone and be careful not to sadden or hurt anyone in any way, because your brother’s grief will serve as an obstacle when you pray. Be a good example to everyone in word and deed, and divine grace will always help you and protect you.” (Elder Joseph the Spilaioti)