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Friday, 10 February 2017

St. Silouan - Why are there no longer spiritual fathers?(Video)

 Fr. Rafail responds to one of the questions posed by St. Silouan, 'why are there no longer spiritual fathers?'
He also talks about the Mystery of Confession and the relationship with the spiritual father in the Orthodox spiritual life.

Subtitles: English (YTranslations Ltd), Russian (Konstantin Seleznev), Romanian

Fr. Rafail: "Saint Silouan answered such a question saying: 'because there are no longer good obedients...'
The good apprentice, the good obedient, is the man whose mind leans toward God and who seeks a response from God, not from people and who may turn to man because we can’t even reach God as Cain did...
But when you turn to man, you must go with your attention towards God, with Whom you must have talked before then, praying that the man - your spiritual father - would give you the word. Take care of your inner self and, as Father Sophrony says, take hold of - seize, I’d say - the first word..."

Video source: D-Studio Production (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxRLw...)

This video is part of the speech of Fr. Rafail Noica given at the International Colloquium "Meeting with the spiritual father", November 13-15, 2016, Iasi, Romania.

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