Shared Grace…

“A novice who was continually disturbed by confusing thoughts and even doubts was sitting one night on the church pew saying the prayer out loud. ‘For a moment I felt that my heart inside warmed like a heater. It was sweetened so much that my mind became united with my heart. I can’t describe what I felt inside me. The only thing that I can say is that for a little while I felt heaven in my heart. That lasted for two or three minutes. As soon as I returned to my natural state I turned my gaze to the side. What did I see? The Elder in the next pew with the 300 prayer rope in his hand’.”
Elder Haralambos
~Abbot Haralombos