My Lifestyle – Suitcases 😃 Lover of the Theotokos, Pilgrim, Traveller
and a Little City Hermit. Belonging to Neither and Both.
Ah! The Raptures of Living!
As of Easter 2016, the little city hermit has been kidnapped by the Celtic Saints to the UK!
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in thee, that they also may be one in us ” (John 17:21, KJV)
St. Paisios of Mount Athos, my spiritual grandfather and my patron Saint
St. Paisios’ ‘Beatitudes’ make my heart leap with Joy
St. Arsenios the Cappadocian, my spiritual great-grandfather
Blessed Seraphim Rose, my spiritual great grandfather (on the other side)
“It is later than you think! Hasten, therefore, to do the work of God.”
(Blessed Seraphim Rose)
St. John (Maximovitch) the Wonderworker, my spiritual great-great-grandfather
Holy and Righteous Nun-Martyr Elizabeth, a lover of the Ultimate Beauty, the Beauty of Logos!
St Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) the Kapsokalyvite (1906-1991), the mystic and poet
“The soul of the Christian needs to be refined and sensitive, to have sensibility and wings, to be constantly in flight and live in dreams, to fly through infinity among the stars, amidst the greatness of God, amid silence. Whoever wants to become a Christian, must first become a poet.” (Wounded by Love)
Mother Xeni, Abbess of St. Nectarios’ Monastery in Aegina, blind, prescient Amma and gifted poetess, my spiritual great-great-grandmother
Last, but not least,
my own Spiritual Father
(similarly shying away from limelight 😊)
May they all forgive me for my boldness!
“Beauty will save the world” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.
(William Blake, “Eternity”)