Sermon by the spiritual father of Saint Elisabeth Convent Andrey Lemeshonok on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross (April 4, 2021). "It will take us some effort to reach the Sunday of Resurrection. The struggle goes on both inside and outside us.”
Things that happen in the world are not of God. They are the products of our passions. Wild and raging passions are driving people’s actions. Why? Because people do not know where their homeland is, what the foundation of their lives should be, or what they are living for.
The Gospel teaches us that our circumstances do not exist by chance but instead by intention for our good (Ephesians 2:10). Today, we talk to Nun Elisabeth from Germany about her progress towards God, the Orthodox Faith and monasticism.