[Below is an excellent article by Fr. George Metallinos that portrays the truth about Constantine the Great and shows with conviction why the Orthodox Church honors him as a Saint and "Equal of the Apostles". It also answers the numerous critics of Constantine, among whom accuse him as being one of the most [...]
Elder Paisios was asked the following regarding demons (called “tagalakia” by him) and the power of the Cross:
- Elder, my thoughts tell me that the devil, especially nowadays, has a lot of power.
- The devil has evil and hatred, not power. The love of God is all-powerful. [...]
Prayer presupposes faith. People who don’t pray are without help, uncertain, blind and alone.
They’re earthbound, not knowing how to fly aloft, to burn bright in the sky, to enjoy the necessary celestial support. They’re magnetized, bound, firmly attached to corruptible, earthly things. It’s not easy for them to break away. [...]