Vodoča ( 16.05.2006 )
Today, on the day of the holy Martyrs Timothy and Maura, in the chapel of the holy hesychasts Gregory Palamas and Joseph the Spilaioti in the monastery of Saint Leontius in Vodoča, Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica celebrated Hierarch’s Divine Liturgy.
“What do I do when I hear someone speaking badly about me?
Start praying at once; first pray for him, and then for yourself, saying, Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on this brother and me, Your unworthy servant, and cover me from the evil one, at the prayers of Your Saints. Amen’.
Is it all right to call upon the name of God while talking with someone?
During a conversation, just as before or after it, and at any time and in any place we should call upon the name of God. The Scripture says, ‘Pray without ceasing’ (1Thess. 5:17), since thus every temptation is stopped” (Abba Barsanuphius and John the Prophet).