Power of the Prayer Rope…

“Suddenly I also saw the late father George in front of me. He was a contemporary Saint…He had put in his mind if possible to take out all the sinners from hell. Every day he liturgized and commemorated thousands of names. And he would go to the tombs and all day read trisagion prayers and memorial services for the departed. Now I saw him in a vision and heard him saying to me with great amazement, well, well; until today I thought that the dead were only saved with liturgies and memorial services. But today I saw and realize the damned are also saved with prayer ropes.”…That vision informed me that my cousin had been saved. But God also showed me the power of the prayer rope – that it can even take souls from hell.”
Elder Joseph the Hesychast
~Abbot Haralombos