Be careful with your tongue and your thoughts

Salvation is not gained when we speak idly or when we pass our days without keeping accounts. Be careful with your tongue and your thoughts, for guarding them fills the soul with the light of God. But he whose mouth is unbridled deposits various impurities in his soul. Elder Ephraim of Arizona http://elderephraimarizona.blogspot.gr/2015/07/be-careful-with-your-tongue-and-your.html

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Our ignominy

Egotism is an absurd passion  which is literally a scourge of humankind. We all suffer from this dread disease. Self-centred people are made ridiculous and a spectacle by their egotism. God calls upon us to fight this egotism and overcome it, to cast it off.  » Elder Ephraim of Arizona  Source: pemptousia.com   http://www.diakonima.gr/2015/04/04/our-ignominy/

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ST. ANTHONY’S MONASTERY, FLORENCE AZ ELDER EPHRAIM OF ARIZONA AND MONASTICISM IN AMERICA

   ST. ANTHONY’S MONASTERY, FLORENCE AZ ELDER EPHRAIM OF ARIZONA AND MONASTICISM IN AMERICA One of the great stumbling blocks in the development of Holy Orthodoxy in America in the twentieth century has been the lack of monastic communities.  As a Greek Orthodox priest who has traveled extensively to the monastic communities of Greece and…

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