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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WHAT CAN PARENTS DO WHEN THEY FEAR THE FREEDOM OF THEIR CHILDREN? – BLESSED FR. EPIPHANIOS THEODOROPOULOS OF ATHENS, GREECE (+1989)

ORTHODOX SAINT VALENTINE
EX 2X2 LETTERS FROM GREECE
ATHENS OF MY HEART
What can parents do when they fear the freedom of their children?
PAINTING LEAVES
Blessed Fr. Epiphanios Theodoropoulos of Athens, Greece (+1989):
Speak more to God about your children than to your children about God…. The soul of the teenager is in a state of an explosion of freedom. For this reason he has a hard time accepting various counsels. So, rather than counseling him continuously and re­proaching him now and again, leave the situation to Christ, to the Holy Virgin Mary the Mother of God and to the Saints, asking them to bring him to reason.
(Taken from Elder Epiphanios in “Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit”, Protecting Veil Press)
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