I have seen this video before, but came upon it again today and have greatly enjoyed seeing it again. In it, the Elder speaks to a parish in Pittsburg about living the Christian life, which is often discussed in terms of spiritual warfare both in Holy Scripture and by the Fathers of the Church. I think that watching this video on the heels of Pascha is wonderful timing – reminding us of our high calling from Christ, bestowed upon mankind by His Holy Death and Resurrection. Let us hold tight to our dear Christ, and wage the warfare by His mercy. Christ is Risen!

In the video, there is an introduction by the parish priest, then Elder Ephraim will speak a bit in Greek, and the priest will translate into English. I love watching the Elder speak…his body language brings to my mind the word guileless. A delightful video which I hope you enjoy.

Post by Matthew Jackson