November 4, 2009
+ Blessed Eusebios Vittis
“Toward the last years of his life, I had the blessing to speak with him in private and pray together. Those piercing, blazing eyes! Elder Eusebios, the mystic, the poet, the Seer of God, as they called him! This Meeting burns still in my heart! I have also met a number of his spiritual children and know firsthand how much he helped them in all their lives’ trials and tribulations, how Father-like he stood by their side! May we have his blessing!” (Little city hermit)
By Eusebios Vittis
My offering will be:
For all of Your sheep that do not know You and therefore do not communicate with You, I will communicate.
For all Your sheep, who cry for their transgressions and deviations, small and large, whether in knowledge or in ignorance, I will cry.
For all of Your sheep, who sink in the quicksand of sin, losing their purity, I will lament.
For all Your sheep, who sleep the blissful sleep of negligence and indifference, I will stay awake.
For all Your sheep, who blaspheme You and despise You, because they never truly knew You, I will hymn You and will give You glory.
For all Your sheep, held captive to whatever passion, on bended knee I will beg You to free them from their dreaful bonds.
For all Your sheep, who fall into the hands of wolves, with agony and desperation, I cry out to You:
Lord, Lord, Lord, save them! Resue them!
For all Your sheep, who find themselves in hopeless situations, in isolation, in inability to think and unable to find a saving escape from the labyrinth in which they find tehmselves, I will pray to You.
~Fr. Eusebios Vittis (+2009)