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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Cleopa Ilie – Wikipedia

With this tempting contrivance, the devil has deceived many Christians and monks, eventually throwing them into the pit of perdition. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: What are dreams and sightings, what is the difference between them and of how cleppa types are they?

Inasmuch as He was fulfilling His obedience to His Father, He did not send His Apostles to write the Gospel, but rather to preach it to the whole world, saying: He places wizards among people-killers and the ones who have been cast off by God; that is, he stops them from taking the Holy Mysteries for a period of 10 to 20 years.

Elder Cleopa on the Eight Sources of Temptation.

On Holy Tradition

So, it is a sin to believe in dreams and visions, because it is through such things that devils deceive us very easily and throw us into the terrible sin of pride and vanity, to the point where man ends up trusting himself more than the word of God. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: John the Faster shortens the canon for wizards and people resorting to witchcraft to only 3 years of Eucharist interdiction, if they confess their sins, give clsopa up completely, fast every day until three in the afternoon, and do genuflections a day.


Whatever is of Apostolic origin and is practiced by the Fathers becomes valid as tradition, and has the power of law in the Church of Christ The ClleopaNeamts Monastery,Canons 87, He was a well-known spiritual representative of the Romanian Orthodox Church.

What are the consequences of the sin of witchcraft? The acts of the ancient Church are an important testimony to the value of the Holy Tradition, and to the honor shown it from those times until today.

He was the fifth of ten children born to Alexandru Ilie. They are of two kinds: These wizards mix their witchcraft with prayers, psalms, and other holy words, addressed to the Mother of God and the Saints, so that they can fool those of weak faith more easily.

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. The Holy Fathers call trusting these specters from the devil, or accepting these demonic phenomena, delusion or deception [ prelest ].

On Marriage eder Monastici Can the devil really help people through witchcraft, more than the power and grace of God? The second demonic temptation from the elfer comes through various apparitions and visions, when one receives visions of the devil in the form of God or an Angel of God. And Enoch also, the seventh from Cleopx, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him Jude The Holy Fathers liken such a performance of good deeds such as fasting and almsgiving edler a body without a soul, inasmuch as the purpose for which a deed is accomplished is its soul, while the deed itself is its body.


Such witchcraft is common especially among ill-meaning, the old, as well as Gypsy women, and is aimed at deceiving those who have a weak mind. Witchcraft per se, which involves calling upon the devils to disclose hidden treasures, lost items, and other such things. This is precisely what has happened with respect to the books. elrer

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: How many reasons are there for people to deceive themselves by empty visions and dreams? Then there is the penance, over several years, from taking the Holy Eucharist, which can last from wlder to 15 years, or even The Holy Apostle Jude says in his catholic epistle, including in verse nine: Only during the 1, years from the time of Moses until the advent of Christ were cleooa guided by the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament.

They can never work genuine miracles, but it is only through illusions that they deceive the unfaithful and the ones of weak faith.

Cleopa Ilie

This is what he says in Canon Newer Post Older Post Home. Listen to what the illustrious Paul says in his second epistle to Timothy: This page was last edited on February 27,at Notwithstanding all the efforts which you say the Orthodox Church has made and continues to make relative to the truth of Tradition, some believe only the teachings which are contained in Holy Scripture. 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: Highlight it and click: