A crack in the Golgotha rock located at the Chapel of Adam is proof of the earthquake during Jesus' crucifixion: Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!" -Matthew 27:54 (NAS)
The jail cell of St Peter and Paul before their executions. They baptized fellow prisoners and their guards here. Located underground at the mermitime museum near the roman forum over 2500 years old, it was perhaps originally a sistern. Said to be the place where Paul wrote his letters to the Ephesians. Take a container to take water from the adjacent holy spring, thought to be the source of the baptism water for the jailers.
"Don't be troubled if you don't feel the love of God in yourself but think about the Lord that He is merciful and guard yourself from sins and the grace of God will teach you." - St. Silouan the Athonite #mercy #humility #philotimo #love #world #beautiful #orthodoxchristian #orthodoxy #Christ #HolyTrinity #Theotokos #prayer #asceticism #fasting #holyconfession by theorthodoxway
The Prayer of the Four Archangels Before bedtime, it is traditional to say this prayer or as it is also known , "The Bedtime Shema." The recital of the prayer is perceived as protection against the dangers of the night as it invokes the four archangels. Each angel has a specific purpose: Michael, guards the children; Gabriel gives strength; Uriel lights our way; Raphael guards our physical and emotional well being. The Divine Presence lends God's comfort.