Strumica Diocese: News

Vodoča, Hierarch’s Divine Liturgy ( 12.05.2006 )

Today, on the day of Saint Basil of Ostrog, in the chapel of the holy hesychasts Gregory Palamas and Joseph the Spilaioti in Saint Leontius monastery in Vodoča, Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica celebrated Divine Liturgy.









“Prayerful habit is not formed all at once, but it demands long-lasting labour and putting oneself to great effort. It is in this labour to form the prayerful habit that the Jesus prayer and the warmth that accompanies it help best. Pay attention, father, the prayer and warmth are merely means, not what is expected. It is possible to say the Jesus prayer, yet with no true prayer existing” (Saint Theophanes the Recluse).