Strumica Diocese: News

Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos ( 03.12.2005 )

Today, on the feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Mother of God, in the chapel of Saints Gregory Palamas and Elder Joseph the Spilaioti, Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica tonsured the child of God James (Jakov).


















“Great is the glory of the sacred and divine mind-and-heart prayer, the beginning of which God granted to man in Paradise, from where it draws its origin. An incomparably greater glory, though, this prayer achieved when the more holy than all the Saints, greater in honor than the Cherubim and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, the Most Holy Theotokos, staying in hesychia in the Holy of holies, by virtue of the mind-and-heart prayer reached the utmost heights of knowledge of God, was deemed worthy to become a spatial treasury of the One Uncontainable in the whole creation, of within Her indwelt hypostatic Word of God…” (A School of Hesychasm, Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica)