Chronicles of the Desert: Spiritual Fatherhood (Part 6 of 9)
Video from Trisagion Films
"In the latest episode of ‘Chronicles of the Desert’, we briefly learn about three saints that were added to the church calendar on March 9th, 2020 by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople. These three modern elders benefited from the system of spiritual fatherhood that has long been in practice in the Christian east and continues today within the Orthodox Church. Saint Joseph the Hesychast and Saints Daniel and Ephraim of Katounakia, all labored in the Athonite desert in the 20th century and taught others the ascetic and hesychastic tradition that, along with the sacramental life of the Church, leads to purification from the passions, acquisition of the virtues, and union with God. This video will be followed by at least three videos sharing a story or two from each of their lives. ROMANIAN Subtitles graciously provided by Mihai Lita." from video introduction.