On December 2, the remarkable earthly life of one of the most outstanding Orthodox spiritual elders of the 20th century: Elder Cleopa of Romania ended. Prologue from The Truth of Our Faith:: A Discourse from Holy Scripture on the. Teachings of True Christianity, By Elder Cleopa of Romania. The name and. Photo of Elder Cleopas “In any stage you may be do not get discouraged, pray even if you feel compulsion and the Lord will visit you with His.

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On Holy Tradition /

Between and he was being chased again by eldr Securitate and, together with hieromonk Arsenie Papacioc, escaped to the Stanisoara Mountains. From where did the two Apostles—Jude and Paul—take these words? A myth and Demystification.

John Chrysostom advises us: He preached meekness and thorough eler of the Bible and Holy tradition. Retrieved from ” https: This is apparent from the words of the Apostle Paul to Timothy: He says that it was for this reason that God commanded the Israelites, who were imperfect, to eat only the meat which is like milk for the teeth from the Passover lamb — and, moreover, with bitter herbs — and not to break into pieces or to eat the bones, but rather to burn them in fire cf.

Gregory Palamas continuesto live to this day within Among them are the people who make fires in front of houses and jump through them.

Cleopa (Ilie) – OrthodoxWiki

He returned to Sihastria in the fall ofas confessor for the entire community and continued to give spiritual advice to both monks and lay people for the next 34 years. There are seven reasons for which Christians are deceived by visions and dreams into believing that they are from God: The performance of good deeds for bad purposes is sinful and vain.

Still further down in the same epistle the Apostle refers to the prophecy of Enoch, saying: The Intersection Between Religion The Church of Christ determined the truths of the Faith, according to the long course of Tradition, through the teachings and canons of the holy Ecumenical Councils, decrees and the Symbol of Faith [The Creed], and by confessions [of Faith] eldet by holy and wonderworking hierarchs at the many local synods which have been held continuously since days of old.


Then, people who cast spells and believe in elderr cast off Christ and unite with the devil. Also by this author. Which is why the Holy Fathers xleopa us to run only to God, only to the Church and to the Priests, and not to the devils and their servants. Temptations from above Elder Cleopa, in order better to explain this to us, demonstrated with his hands the direction from which one or another temptation came; eder then briefly repeated what the direction of the temptation he had just described was also come about in two ways.

They are of two kinds: The truths expounded by these two councils have helped to uphold the Church against the theological distortions which have been brought to bear over the past years—first in the West, and soon thereafter in the Clleopa. Here is how he expresses it: Because the Communist secret service was looking for him inhe disappeared into the woods surrounding the monastery, staying there ckeopa six months. The great Apostle Paul teaches and exhorts us to fervently keep the traditions, saying; Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle 2 Thess.

Where specifically does it appear that the Holy Apostles taught anything other eldet what was written in Holy Scripture? This is mere reason for laughter and fairy tales.

Elder Cleopa on the Eight Sources of Temptation

Such a remembrance of how we have sinned in the past is a demonic temptation. Cleopa began to express concisely his spiritual experience to us, inherited from the Holy Fathers and personally experienced by him, as every one of his words clearly confirms that on the path of salvation one is tempted by the devil from eight sides: Elddr, it guides us to confess our sins, to receive Communion, to be sacramentally wed; but nowhere does it specify the rite enabling us to fulfill these mysterion sacraments.

Why have some Clleopa fallen into the sin of witchcraft? Whoever believes in dreams and sleep visions is completely inexperienced.

Although there were many other writers who were considered inspired and faithful scribes of the Apostles, it is the Church which did or did not recognize them, for She is unerring. Emperor Saul was punished by God with the loss of his kingdom and a disgraceful death, for having abandoned God and having resorted to a ventriloquist woman and followed her divination practices I Kings And in another place he says: Paul wrote to Timothy that a good teacher could use the Old Testament to support his faith in Christ and his instruction in Christianity.


Priest Jonathan Tobias He claimed that while in seclusion in the mountains dlder lived as a king even though the conditions were extremely severe, food was scarce and shelter was improvised. It is unnecessary to add anything to Holy Scripture.

Cleopa (Ilie)

Temptations come not only from the devil, but also humanly, from the evil intentions and skills, lusts, evil desires, and inner love of sin that proceed from an unclean heart. Just as people were guided in the knowledge of God and on the path of salvation by Holy Tradition alone that is, by a living voice—oral tradition during the period of time before the books of the Old Testament were written, so were the people similarly guided before books of the New Testament were written.

Moreover, you heard that the Apostles Paul and Jude employed words in their preaching taken directly from Holy Tradition, such as those referring to the prophecy of Enoch, and others. Gregory of Nyssa speaks about this in his work, The Life of Moses.

Ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Yes, but it is said that because Holy Scripture is the word of God it must not be substituted by or exchanged for Tradition, which is the word of man, as is written in the Gospel: And apparitions fake sightings are the illusion of the eyes, when thinking is asleep.

Inthe hermitage became a monastery and vice- archimandrite Cleopa Ilie became archimandrite on approval of Patriarch Nicodim. We must uphold Holy Tradition with great reverence and godliness, for not all that is needful to effect our salvation is found within Holy Scripture. Again, the same Evangelist declares in one of his epistles: On the Types vleopa Witchcraft.