An Irish Welcome

Céad Míle Fáilte friend and rover ...
Wherever you come from and whosoever you may be.
That's an Irish greeting and it means

you are welcome
a thousand times over.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

O honeycombs chosen by God ...

“Who is going to speak about your struggle, blessed Fathers; 
Who is going to praise worthily the deeds of your asceticism? 
Who is going to praise the temperance of your mind? 
your unceasing prayer 
your sufferings to gain virtue, 
the wearing out of the body,
the struggle against passions, 
the all–night assemblies for prayer, 
the unceasing tears, 
the humility of spirit, 
the victories against demons, 
and all the other gifts? 

O multitude of holy men 
sanctified and desired by God. 

O honeycombs chosen by God, 
who made wax cells, 
full of the sweetest honey 
of quietness in the holes and caves of the earth 
in the Holy Mountain. 

Delight of the Holy Trinity! 
Delight of the Holy Mother of God! 

Pride of Athos, 
source of pride for the world. 

Pray to the Lord that our souls find mercy”. 

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, by the intercessions of Thy Saints, have mercy on me a sinner. 

Most Holy Mother of God, save me

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