Strumica Diocese: News

Hierarch’s Divine Liturgy in Veljusa ( 04.12.2005 )

On the feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Mother of God, Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica celebrated Hierarch’s Divine Liturgy in the Veljusa monastery consecrated to the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos Eleusa.









“Seeking in quest of what is most necessary for one praying to converse with God, in what way does prayer come, the Lady Theotokos finds the sacred stillness—‘stillness of the mind’, detachment from the world, all earthly things below forgotten and sharing the secrets above, laying aside conceptual images for ‘what is better’. She discovers that if the mind does not scatter over earthly matters, it could devote itself to a better and higher pursuit, that is—turn towards itself: the unique activity through which it could unite with God.” (St. Gregory Palamas, Homilies)