Saturday, November 12, 2016

Two Sayings of St. John Wonderworker of Kronstadt

Sharing: Two of His Sayings and About His life: Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt

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"Why does the Lord allow there to be poor? For your good, so that you may be cleansed from your sins and expiate them, “for alms doth deliver from death, and shall purge away all sin” [Tobit 12:9; Sirach 3:30]; so that you may win suppliants who will pray for you in the persons of those upon whom you bestow your charity, so that the Lord may be merciful to you. “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” [Matthew 5:7]."

(My Life in Christ, St. John of Kronstadt)

"Do not be irritated either with those who sin or with those who offend; do not have a passion for noticing every sin in your neighbour, and for judging him, as we are in the habit of doing. Everyone has a conscience; everyone hears God’s Word, and knows God’s Will either from books or from conversation with other people. Especially do not look with evil intention upon the sins of your elders, which do not regard you; “to his own master he standeth or falleth” [Romans 14:4]. Correct your own sins, amend your own heart."

(My Life in Christ, St. John of Kronstadt, page 151)


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Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt

by deaconalex

Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt

It was not our fathers who told us, nor our elders who informed us, but we ourselves
have seen the miracles that took place through thee, we ourselves have experienced
the grace that poured forth from thee. Those near to us were healed, those who
were dying rose from bed in good health, every petition of ours through thy prayer was granted.  Therefore we honour thee, O our holy Father John, as one pleasing to  God and an intercessor for us before the Lord.
The Doxastikon for the Aposticha, Vespers for St. John of Kronstadt

The life of Saint John

Commemorated on October 19
"Saint John of Kronstadt was a married priest, who lived with his wife in virginity. Through his untiring labours in his priestly duties and love for the poor and sinners, he was granted by our Lord great gifts of clairvoyance and miracle-working, to such a degree that in the last years of his life miracles of healings — both of body and of soul — were performed countless times each day through his prayers, often for people who had only written to him asking his help. During his lifetime he was known throughout Russia, as well as in the Western world. He has left us his diary My Life in Christ as a spiritual treasure for Christians of every age; simple in language, it expounds the deepest mysteries of our Faith with that wisdom which is given only to a heart purified by the grace of the Holy Spirit. Foreseeing as a true prophet the Revolution of 1917, he unsparingly rebuked the growing apostasy among the people; he foretold that the very name of Russia would be changed. As the darkness of unbelief grew thicker, he shone forth as a beacon of unquenchable piety, comforting the faithful through the many miracles that he worked and the fatherly love and simplicity with which he received all. Saint John reposed in peace in 1908." (Great Horologion)

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