Friday, June 19, 2015

Δὲν εἶμαι μάγος οὔτε προφήτης ( Αγιος Πορφύριος )

Μοῦ ἔλεγε, μιὰ μέρα: «Ἐγὼ δὲν εἶμαι μάγος, δὲν εἶμαι προφήτης. Δὲν λέω ὅτι εἶδα τὴν Παναγία, ὅτι θὰ γίνει πόλεμος. Ἐγὼ εἶμαι ἕνας μεγάλος ἁμαρτωλὸς καὶ προσεύχομαι ταπεινὰ στὸν Χριστό, νὰ μὲ ἐλεήσει». Ἡ τελευταία φράση του ἀποτελοῦσε τὸ μεγαλύτερο θαῦμα τῆς ζωῆς του, ἐμεῖς ὅμως δὲν τὸ βλέπαμε. Μ᾿ αὐτὸ τὸ θαῦμα, ἀνέβηκε ἀθόρυβα καὶ μυστικά, ἕνα ἕνα τα σκαλοπάτια τῆς ἁγιότητος. Ἀξιώθηκε ν᾿ ἀκούσει τὴν φωνὴ τοῦ Χριστοῦ: «ὑμεῖς φίλοι μού ἐστε, ἐὰν ποιῆτε ὅσα ἐγὼ ἐντέλλομαι ὑμῖν. 

Οὐκέτι ὑμᾶς λέγω δούλους, ὅτι ὁ δοῦλος οὐκ οἶδε τί ποιεῖ αὐτοῦ ὁ κύριος· ὑμᾶς δὲ εἴρηκα φίλους, ὅτι πάντα ἃ ἤκουσα παρὰ τοῦ πατρός μου ἐγνώρισα ὑμῖν». Τὰ ἀποτελέσματα τῆς τελειώσεως τῆς ἀγάπης του, γίνονταν γνωστά, ὅλο καὶ σὲ περισσότερους, ποὺ συνέρρεαν στὸ Μοναστήρι του. 

Ἀπὸ τὸ βιβλίο “Κοντὰ στὸν Γέροντα Πορφύριο” ΚΑΤΑΛΟΓΟΣ: ΒΙΒΛΙΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΟΣΙΟ ΠΟΡΦΥΡΙΟ

The healing of Elder Iakovos Tsalikis by St. Charalambos

"Once," as Elder Iakovos Tsalikis related: "When I was a small child, I suffered a severe cold, as I was struck bed-bound with great shortness of breath and terrible pain in the left side of my chest.

There was no doctor in the village, and our only refuge was God and His Saints. We had in our home a small silver icon of St. Charalambos--it was wonderworking--over 600 years old, and we had brought it from Asia Minor as a family heirloom.

My mother therefore, offered much prayer and prostrations, entreating the Saint. Then, I saw the hand of a Priest, from the wrist down, pass over my head, and descend to my chest where I was having pain, and make the sign of the cross over my and pat my head. Immediately, the pain passed along with the shortness of breath, and I became well. I told me mother:

"Mother, I saw the hand of a Priest cross me and pat me on the head, and now I'm fine. It all passed." I even told her with such detail, even about the hair on the wrist, as I saw it.

"My child," my mother said, "it was St. Charalambos, who came to heal you. You should remember this day forever (it was the feast of the Holy Apostle Thomas) when the miracle happened, because you were dead, and resurrected."

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