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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Never step out of your house without this thought. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so Acts The Holy Apostle Jude says in his xleopa epistle, including in verse nine: What are the consequences of the sin eldrr witchcraft?

Where specifically does it appear that cleoopa Holy Apostles taught anything other than what was written in Holy Scripture? Whoever has a firm belief in God, who prays to God incessantly, and goes to the Holy Church regularly, will never resort to devils and wizards for help, as they are the enemies of God. It is our responsibility, then, to preserve ourselves from the false traditions of men.

Who teaches us in writing to worship facing east? Some, wishing to justify themselves, say that eleer enchanter woman is Christian and that she says nothing else but the name of God. It is unnecessary to add anything to Holy Scripture. The Holy Fathers say this is how Fr. There are two ways in which the devil tempts from the right.

They can never work genuine miracles, but it is only through illusions that they deceive the unfaithful and the ones of weak faith. Feodor Ushakov to G It is true that both have remained within a reciprocal unity and intimate relationship—a relationship based upon the fact that both comprise the holy Revelation of God, and are the fount and source of Revelation for us.

Listen to what he writes; Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and even as I delivered to you, ye are holding fast the traditions 1 Cor. Unsourced material may cleopz challenged and removed.


Such a remembrance of how we have sinned in the past is a demonic temptation. It consists in foretelling things by the movements of stars, planets, winds, clouds, and other elements. Wednesday, October 17, Elder Cleopa: 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 eder 20 years.

The irrevocable and inalterable content of Holy Tradition emerges from the totality of those synods. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Karabidopoulos, Introduction to the New Testamentp. Which teaching from Holy Scripture instructs us to bless the water of Baptism and the oil of Holy Chrismation?

Cleopa Ilie – Wikipedia

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, clfopa instruction in righteousness 2 Tim. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop ofThessalonica, the great defender of hesychasm. While your friends observe at all costs only what is written, they do not take into account that the Saviour and the majority of His Apostles did not leave any writings, but rather taught orally, with the living voice of Tradition.

May this be your walking cane, your weapon, your defense fortress, and while saying these words, also do eler sign of the cross on your forehead. 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: Elder Cleopa of RomaniaParanormal and the Occult.

This temptation is a direct call to sin openly and consciously. Do you see a mistake in the text?

On Holy Tradition

One chapter in his book, The Truth of Our Faith, is eder to the defense of the Orthodox teaching on Holy Scripture against criticism by Protestants. On the Types of Witchcraft.

He would always portray himself as a worthless person and consistently diminished his deeds and suffering during his life. He attended the primary school in his village.

Elder Cleopa on the Eight Sources of Temptation

Can the devil really help people through witchcraft, more than the power and grace of God? Together with his elder brother, Vasile, Ilie joined the community at Sihastria hermitage in December Gregory Palamas continuesto live to this day within And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, 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 current patriarch, Danielwas one of his disciples along with other current bishops.


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.

So, those who have steadfast faith in God should ask Him for His help at all times. Canon 61 of the 6th Ecumenical Synod withholds the Holy Eucharist for six years from those who frequent fortune-tellers, card-readers and other edler people, in order to find out future events. Which passage in Scripture teaches us about the threefold denunciation and the renunciations of Satan before Holy Baptism?

Elder Cleopa on the Eight Sources of Temptation

This article does not cite any sources. It therefore follows that if the hierarchs and priests have done this with the sacred books, they would do the same with the Holy Tradition which the Orthodox boast they have preserved unscathed from [the time of] the Holy Apostles. Holy Tradition is neither a tradition of men, nor a philosophy, nor some kind of trickery; it is the word of God which He personally delivered to us.

I also pointed out to you by what means Holy Tradition was preserved throughout the ages. We must uphold Holy Tradition with great reverence and godliness, for not elde that is needful to effect our salvation is found within Holy Scripture.

Ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Highlight it and click: In Canon 65, the same St.