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This book was compiled after Elder Porphyrios's death from an archive of notes and recordings of his reminiscences, conversations and words of. .I feel the book Wounded by Love has touched me deeply; I have in a subtle way heard the thoughts of a great soul of our time

This book was compiled after Elder Porphyrios's death from an archive of notes and recordings of his reminiscences, conversations and words of guidance, and was first published in Greek in 2003. I feel the book Wounded by Love has touched me deeply; I have in a subtle way heard the thoughts of a great soul of our time. I'm going to read it again.

This book was compiled after Elder Porphyrios's death from an archive of notes and recordings of his reminiscences . And even the slightest anger or indignation does harm. We need to have goodness and love in our soul and to transmit these things.

This book was compiled after Elder Porphyrios's death from an archive of notes and recordings of his reminiscences, conversations and words of guidance, and was first published in Greek in 2003. Since its publication in English in 2005 it has been reprinted five times. We need to be careful not to harbour any resentment against those who harm us, but rather to pray for them with love. Whatever any of our fellow men does, we should never think evil of him.

Wounded by Love : The Life and Wisdom of Saint Porphyrios. If you have read "Philokalia" you will understand this book very well. The Philokalia is very, very hard to read, to understand. It is "the struggle book". By (author) Elder Porphyrios, Translated by John Raffan. However, the main theme of "Wounded by Love" is the same as the philokalic one, but it DIFFERS in a such astonishing way because it is written not only for monks in a desert, but also it is written for all lay people living in this world. It is easy to understand, and a great humility and optimistic love that radiates from this book touches every heart.

Elder Porphyrios, a Greek monk and priest who died in 1991, stands in the long tradition of charismatic spiritual guides in the .

Elder Porphyrios, a Greek monk and priest who died in 1991, stands in the long tradition of charismatic spiritual guides in the Eastern Church, which continues from the apostolic age down to figures such asd Saint Seraphim of Sarov and Staretz Silouan in modern times. In this book he tells the story of his life and, in simple, deeply reflected and profoundly wise words, he expounds the Christian Faith today.

We need to have goodness and love in our soul. Man has such powers that he can transmit good or evil to his environment. Posted on 7 Dec, 2005. These matters are very delicate. Great care is needed. We need to see everything in a positive frame of mind. We mustn’t think anything evil about others. Even a simple glance or a sigh influences those around us.

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St. Porphyrios, Wounded by Love. This entry was posted in Sayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers, St. Porphyrios and tagged Divine Love, Love of God, Prayer, Prostrations on December 2, 2013 by. Omonia Square: the commercial center of Athens, also synonymous with vice and corruption. We will love God suddenly when grace overshadows us. If we love Christ very much, the prayer will say itself. Christ will be continually in our mind an d in our heart. St. Porphyrios:. All beings turn towards Him, albeit unconsciously.

While Jackson is surely right in all this, there are other claims he makes in this book which may be problematic and will hopefully be addressed in future blog posts, when this.

Jackson invokes Dostoyevski ‘s quotation Beauty will save the world. and quotes Elder Porphyrios’ words in Wounded by Love: Whoever wants to become a Christian must first become a poet. both central in my life and this blog. Indeed, you do not have to be a Christian to create true art. In fact, it may be that you have to become an artist before you are able to truly become a Christian. While Jackson is surely right in all this, there are other claims he makes in this book which may be problematic and will hopefully be addressed in future blog posts, when this whole matter is clearer in my min. dvertisements.

Elder Porphyrios, a Greek monk and priest who died in 1991, stands in the long tradition of charismatic spiritual guides in the Eastern Church which continues from the apostolic age down to figures such asd Saint Seraphim of Sarov and Staretz Silouan in modern times. In this book he tells the story of his life and, in simple, deeply reflected and profoundly wise words, he expounds the Christian Faith today.
Qumen
I am currently very ill and have been for at least 13 years. This book was recommended to me as I grow worse. Elder Porphyious' history and accumulated wisdom in some ways reflects most of us in that it begins with youth, energy, idealism, and not letting anything stop us. Then, in his young adult years he began being afflicted by various diseases which he never recovered from completely and new ones were added as time went on. Then he grew old and died. That is all of us. His idealism and devotion for God are not as most of us, however, he left an example to follow. His love for God and everyone else kept him going, striving and always overcoming.

Almost every page in the first part were accompanied with tears, memories, prayer and hope. His example and counsels have much to offer the hurting when the medical community does not suffice - especially those of us who have given most of our lives to God and then find ourselves in a body foreign to us and we have to learn to live the Orthodox Christian life all over again, perhaps from scratch.

How much this book offers to all strugglers in the faith and all those who discover themselves in unexpected and long-lasting trials. I thank God for this saint and those who recorded his life and wisdom.

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Umdwyn
This is a beautiful book filled with practical advise. This was particularly helpful to me as a recent convert to the Orthodox faith. St. Porphyrios speaks eloquently, poetically about falling in love with Christ and living out the Christian life in that love. I loved it so much, I asked to be given the saint's name at my Baptism! However, anyone can benefit from this book. I would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting an easy read that compels the reader to aspire more for Christ's love.
Chilele
I was very excited to find the English translation of this book. I have the original in Greek, and I now I have it in English, as well, for my English speaking friends to read. This book is a window into another sphere of thinking. I hope as many people as possible read it to find guidance in their spiritual journey, so necessary in the world we live in today.
Rarranere
I bought this copy as a gift because I can't part with my copy to even loan. I'm reading it again...it is wonderful and life changing and a glimpse into how living Orthodox Christianity is so different from an average life. A blessing!
Lanionge
Wounded by Love is an amazing story of a child who follows his destiny to a holy mountain in Greece and lives his early years with great souls. We can all learn from Father Porphyrios; he is humble, loving and wise. I certainly recommend this book to anyone who has heart for God. I feel the book Wounded by Love has touched me deeply; I have in a subtle way heard the thoughts of a great soul of our time. I'm going to read it again.
Qusserel
When you meet this man on the pages of what reads like a memoir put together by friends after his death in 1991, you'll want to hand in all your college degrees and hang instead with sheep herders, grade school dropouts and poets. If shopping for spiritual advisers, after reading this book you may prefer the company of simple and quiet folk who embrace short prayers which arise from a basic divine madness--a divine eros he called it. Love for God. Yes, as to church, you'll lean more toward the company of men and women of the Jesus Prayer or who have no formal spiritual training but have taken in the lessons of life's hard knocks collected by such things as rubbing up against difficult people, poor health and austere surroundings.

I spent dozens of hours with this book, number 2 pencil in hand. The brother who suggested I read it must have liked it as well: he read it seven times. Yes, in my copy, no margin of white space has been safe, as now, notes abound. Wounded By Love first appeared in Greek in 2003, two years after this monk and priest died at the seasoned age of 85. The book was arranged by his students in two parts: his life and his sayings. His early father working out of country to support the family, Elder Porphyrios ran away from home to become a monk, trading work at a relative's corner store at age 12 for a life of prayer. He was raised on the holy mountain by two brother monks who, by providence, met him on the boat docks of Mt Athos. Telling a small lie, they broke the rules and were able to successfully sneak the young lad into that monastery in Kavsokalyvia. Dwelling in that small skete his two mentors were strict with this young boy, teaching him obedience and prayer.

Elder Porphyrios was the son of dirt poor farmers, an elementary school dropout who with less than two years of formal education in the countryside not far from Athens. He taught himself to read, stumbling over the pages of a little book on the life of St. John the Hut Dweller. He sought to emulate St. John from his youth forward.

The second part of the book contains the wisdom, practical sayings and stories related to friends and parishioners who sought the elder out for counsel and confession and friendship. Porphyrios speaks on such topics as: how to love people who get on your nerves, how to acquire humility, how to love Muslims and those of other faiths, ways to manage sleep, how to avoid overeating or what to do about depression, how to pray, how to love God with zeal yet avoid fanaticism, tips on raising kids, how to love your work.

No seminary here, this monk was made a priest against his will at the age of 20. Tutored on Mt. Athos, he was eventually sent home against his will once again, this time due to poor health. He served not far from Athens for 33 years as a hospital chaplain and parish priest. He lived and found and taught holiness comfortably in both a quiet monastery and a bustling city.

This book was for me a sort of modern day Ladder of Divine Ascent. A couple of my favorite passages include one where he says he wanted so to run away and live with the hippies in Matala, Crete, and show them God's love. And then there's the one where the elder and priest were going door to door with incense, smoke rising; performing Epiphany house blessings. Unwittingly (I wonder about this), he found himself on the steps of a brothel. Fearing nothing, the elder entered, singing chants and blessing the ladies of the evening there as they poured out of their rooms and into the hall, hearing the chants. The elder was met immediately by the Madam, chided by her for what she thought a blessing inappropriate, considering the working girls evidently unworthy of such a blessing. How delightful was the response of Elder Porphyrios, his words and love and counsel and acceptance for those women of the evening, as he encouraged them each to come forward and kiss the cross in his hand. He was no fundy purist.

Throughout his life the elder--in recent years canonized a Saint--taught to fret not about evil but to embrace God and others with divine eros. He loved to recite church poetry in the liturgical readings, such as the one where an enraptured young lady would bloody her bare feet, running on rough stones to reach and be near her beloved, caring not for obstacles along her path. No shock he once said, "If you want to become a Christian, you must first become a poet."

Gone but a few years now, Elder Porphyrios of the holy mountain has since I first wrote this, become numbered among the canonized saints in the eastern church. And this not because of the many miracles attributed to him, such as an ability to see through mountains, heal the sick or taste water beneath the earth, but the wisdom and grace he acquired living with difficult people and circumstances. I've sent copies of this book to friends and relatives and all three of my kids; one of my top ten favorite books; worth reading and re-reading.
HeonIc
I don't have enough words to describe this man who has just this year been declared a saint. St (Elder) Porphyrios is undoubtedly one of the most amazing saints in our history. His story touches the heart, his miracles make the spirit soar. He has filled my spirit with such love and peace I feel as if I know him. What's more I feel more love for Christ. This book was a life changer for so many people at my church and I must say myself as well. St. Porphyrios, Elder Paisios (soon to be a saint!), St. John Maximovitch...all awe inspiring miracle workers and modern saints of our time!
Wounded by Love: The Life and Wisdom of Saint Porphyrios was a book on Orthodox spirituality and I recommend it to anyone who would like to have a grow closer to the expression of not only our love for Jesus Christ but His love for us. It made me want to show my love for our Lord. I hope that others who read this book will receive the blessings that I got from reading St Porphyrios's life and teachings.
Wounded by Love ebook
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