May the Lord send forth into your holy souls the comforting Spirit

MAY the God and Lord of all Who dwells in the heavens, Who gives us breath and life and everything, and constantly cares for our salvation, send forth into your holy souls the comforting Spirit; may He enlighten Your nous as He enlightened the Disciples of our Savior; may He shine the light of His divine radiance upon your entire spiritual and noetic being; may your whole heart burn with divine eros as did Cleopas’s, and may it leap for joy learning of the conception of the new Adam, and the utter destruction of the old Adam along with all his passions.

Elder Joseph the Hesychast

Elder Joseph the Hesychast

Then, in this manner, tears will continuously flow every moment like a fountain streaming forth sweetness. Amen.

Elder Joseph the Hesychast. “Monastic Wisdom”, Letter XXXVI, p. 186.

(The nous is the eyes of the heart or soul.)

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