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"Cloaked in Faith and Humility," The Life of St. Gabriel, the Fool for Christ

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

"Cloaked in Faith and Humility," The Life of St. Gabriel, the Fool for Christ

Could any of us be "Fools for Christ"?

Could we suffer for Christ in the face of severe governmental persecution?

Many have in the past and among them was Saint Gabriel of Georgia in the Soviet Union.

today in America although many decry our culture and believe we are being persecuted the reality is we are NOT, not yet.

Watch this video to see how one man suffered for Christ!



Video from Trisagion Films


"Warning: the film has some scenes of public executions and other mature themes such as torture (This film includes Serbian subtitles) St. Gabriel of Georgia emerged, along with his homeland, out of more than sixty years of Communist oppression, wounded in his body but free and sanctified in his spirit, shining with his pure, childlike faith. His ascetic and heroic life as a Confessor of the Orthodox Christian Faith amidst atheism and the harsh persecution by the Soviet Communists became now a beacon of light for the people of Georgia as they emerged out of desperation and darkness." from video introduction


Saint Gabriel of Samtavro, Georgia, a “Fool-for-Christ“

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:(I Cor. 1:25,27-28).

There is no greater heroism than monasticism.Never lose hope for God’s Providence. Seas dry up, mountains collapse, but the glory of Christ remains for ever. Death is transfiguration. Don’t be afraid of death; rather be afraid of the Judgment Day.

The believers will be protected by the Holy Spirit. Whatever happens, never lose your hope. Help each other. God will clear your mind and you will know how to react. The one who endures will be saved. No true believer will feel either hunger, or thirst. The believers won’t wither in the time of disasters. The Lord will work miracles for them. One leaf of a plant will be enough food for a month. Even the lump of the earth will be changed into the bread by making a sign of the cross over it. We are witnessing the End Days. The Lord our God will demand love for God and the neighbor; whoever holds out to the end will be saved. A true faith finds its place in the man’s heart, not in his mind. Antichrist will be disclosed by the believers having their faith in their hearts; those with their faith in their mind follow him. Ecumenism is a super heresy.." from the article: Saint Gabriel of Samtavro, Georgia, a “Fool-for-Christ“


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