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    SERBIAN AND ENGLISH Instructions St. Ambrosy of Optina My child, know that in the last days hard times will come, as the Apostle says, behold due to poverty in
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      SERBIAN AND ENGLISH
      Instructions
      St. Ambrosy of Optina

      My child, know that in the last days hard times will come, as the Apostle
      says, behold due to poverty in piety, in churches the heresies and schisms
      will appear", and as the Holy Fathers foretold, than on the thrones of
      hierarchs and in monasteries, there will be no men tested and experienced in
      the spiritual life. Wherefore, heresies will spread everywhere and deceive
      many. The enemy of the human kind will act skillfully, if possible, leading
      the chosen ones to heresy. He will not begin by discarding the dogmas on the
      Holy Trinity, divinity of Jesus Christ, on Theotokos, but will unnoticeably
      start to distort the Teachings of the Holy Fathers from the Holy Spirit - the
      Church teaching itself. Cunning of the enemy and his "tipics" will notice a
      very small number of those most experienced in spiritual life. Heretics will
      take over the Church, everywhere will appoint their servants, and the
      spirituality will be neglected. But the Lord will not leave His servants
      without protection, and in ignorance. He said "by the fruits you will
      recognize them". And strive to distinguish them from real pastors; those
      spiritual thieves who are snatching the spiritual flock, do not enter through
      the door into the sheepfold, but cross in the other place" as the Lord said
      it, that is, they will enter in illegal way, with force(violence) destroying
      God's order. The Lord calls them the criminals.

      Truly, their real duty is persecution of true pastors, their imprisonment,
      for without that the spiritual flock may not become captured. Therefore, my
      son, when you see in the Church mocking of the Divine act, teaching of the
      Fathers, and God-established order, know that the heretics have already
      appeared, even though for some time they might hide their evil intensions, or
      will unnoticeably deform the divine faith, to better succeed by deceiving and
      tricking the inexperienced .

      They will persecute not only the pastors, but also the servants of God, for
      the devil who is directing the heresy cannot bear living in Divine order.
      Like wolfs in sheep skin, they will be recognized by their vainglorious
      nature, love for lust, and lust for power - those will be betrayers causing
      hatred and malice everywhere; and therefore the Lord said that one will
      recognize them by their fruits. The true servants of God are - meek,
      brotherloving and obedient to the Church(order,traditions..).

      At that time, monks will endure great pressures from heretics, and the
      monastic life will be mocked. The monastic families will be impoverished,
      the number of monks will reduce. The ones remaining, will endure violence.

      These haters of the monastic life, who merely have the appearance of piety,
      will strive to draw monks on their side, promising them protection and
      worldly goods(comforts), but threatening with exile to those who do not
      submit. From these threats, the weak at heart will be very humiliated
      (tormented).

      If you live to see that time, rejoice, for at that time the faithful, not
      possessing other virtues will receive wreaths merely for standing in faith,
      according to the Word of the Lord "everyone who confesses Me before men, I
      will confess before My Heavenly Father".

      Fear the Lord, my son!, dont lose the received wreath, not to be rejected by
      Christ into the utter darkness and eternal suffering.

      Bravely stand in faith, and if needed joyfully endure persecutions and other
      troubles, for than the Lord will stand by you...and holy Martyrs and
      Confessors with joyfully watch at your struggle.

      But, in these days, woe be to monks tied to possessions and riches, and who
      for the sake of love of comfort agree to subjugate themselves to the
      heretics. They will lull their conscience saying: we will save the
      monastery, and the Lord will forgive us.

      Unfortunate and blinded, they are not even thinking that through heresies and
      heretics, the devil will enter the monastery, and than it will no longer be a
      holy monastery, but bare walls from which Grace will depart from forever.

      But God is more powerful than devil, and will never abandon His servants.
      There will always be true Christians, till the end of time, but they will
      choose lonely and deserted places. Do not fear troubles, but fear pernicious
      heresy, for it drives out Grace, and separates from Christ, wherefore Christ
      commanded consider the heretic as let him be unto thee as a heathen man and
      publican.

      And so, strenghten yourself, my son, in the Grace of Christ Jesus. With joy
      hasten to the confession and enduring the suffering, like Jesus Christ's
      good soldier who said: "BE FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH, AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE
      WREATH OF LIFE"

      To Him, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, honor and glory unto ages of
      ages.
      Amen
      St. Ambrosy of Optina
      ,, Last times and now,,
      collection of writtings

      brotherhood of st Nephon nyc hadzi stefan -igor

      UPUTSTVA
      Sv Amvrosia Optinskog
      Cedo moje,znaj da ce u poslednje dane nastati vremena teska ,kako govori
      apostol ,igle zbog oskudice u poboznosti ,i u crkvama ce se pojaviti jeresi i
      raskoli i,kao sto su predskazivali Sveti Oci ,tada na arhijerejskim
      prestolima i u manastirima nece biti ljudi opitnih i iskusnih u duhovnom
      zivotu.Zbog toga ce se jeresi siriti posvuda i prelestice(obmanuce ) mnoge
      .Neprijatelj ljudskog roda dejstvovace lukavo ako bude moguce najeres naveo i
      izabrane .On nece poceti da grubo odbacuje dogmate o Svetoj Trojici
      bozanstvenosti Isusa Hrista ,o Bogorodici ,nego ce neprimetno poceti da
      unakazava Predanje Svetih Otaca od Duha Svetog - ucenje same Crkve.
      Dovijanje neprijatelja i njegove,,tipike,,primetice veoma mali broj njih
      ,onih najiskusnijih u duhovnom zivotu.Jeretici ce zavladati Crkvom ,svuda ce
      postaviti svoje sluge ipoboznost ce biti zanemarena. Ali Gospod nece ostaviti
      sluge svoje bez zastite i u nezanju .On je rekao'' po plodovima cete ih
      prepoznati '' .I nastoj da ih razlikujes od pravih pastira ti duhovni lopovi
      koji razgrabljuju duhovno stado ne ulaze na vrata u tor ovciji nego prelaze
      na drugom mestu'' kao sto je Gospod rekao , to jest ,uci ce na nezakonit
      nacin ,unistavajuci nasiljem Bozije ustave Gospod ih naziva razbojnicima.
      Zaista njihova prva duznost je proganjanje istinskih pastira ,njihovo
      zatvaranje ,jer bez toga se nemoze ni duhovno stado razgrabljivati .Zato sine
      moj kada vidis u Crkvi
      poruganje Bozanskog cina,otackog Predanja i Bogom ustanovljenog poretka znaj
      da su se jeretici vec pojavili ,mada ce mozda do odredjenog vremena skrivati
      svoje zloverje,ili ce neprimetno unakazavati bozanstvenu veru,da bi bolje
      uspeli ,obmanjujuci i varajuci neiskusne.
      Proganjace ne samo pastire ,nego i sluge Bozije ,jer djavo koji rukovodi
      jeresju ne trpi blagocesce
      .Kao vukove u ovcijoj kozi prepoznaces ih po gordeljivoj
      naravi,slastoljublju,vlastoljublju,- to ce biti izdajnici koji svuda seju
      mrznju i zlobu zato je Gospod rekao po plodovima ces ih poznati ,istinkse
      sluge Bozije su - smirene,bratoljubljive i Crkvi poslusne .
      Velike pritiske od jeretika ce tada trpeti monasi i monaski zivot ce tada
      biti izrugavan.Osirotece obitelji,smanjice se broj broj monaha .Koji ostanu
      trpece nasilje
      Ovi mrzitelji monaskog zivota ,koji imaju samo izgled poboznosti nastojace
      da monahe prevuku na svoju stranu,obecavajuci im zastitu i svetovna dobra a
      preteci izgnanjem onima koji se ne pokore ,Od ovih pretnji malodusni ce biti
      veoma ponizeni
      .Ako dozivis to vreme sine moj , raduj se ,jer ce tada verni koji ne budu
      imali drugih vrlina vence dobijati za samo stajanje u veri,po reci Gospodnjoj
      '' svakog ko me prizna pred ljudima ,priznacu i Ja pred Ocem Svojim Nebeskim
      '''
      Boj se Gospoda sine moj ! da ne izgubis pripremljeni ti venac ,da
      nebudes odbacen od Hrista u tamu najkrajnjui muku vecnu.
      Hrabro stoj u veri i ako je neophodno s radoscu trpi i progone i druge
      nevolje ,jer ce sa tobom biti Gospod ...i sveti Mucenici i Ispovednici sa
      radoscu ce gledati na tvoj podvig.
      Ali tesko u te dane monasima koji su se vezali za imanje i bogatstvo i koji
      zbog ljubavi prema ljubavi prema komforu budu pristali da se potcine
      jereticima.Oni ce uspavljivati svoju savest govoreci spasicemo manastir i
      Gospod ce nam oprostiti
      Nesrecni i zaslepljeni uopste ni ne pomisljaju na to da ce preko jeresi i
      jeretika u manastir uci demoni , i tada ona vise nece biti sveti manastir
      nego gole zidine,od kojih ce zauvek odstupiti blagodat .
      Ali Bog je jaci od djavola i nikad nece ostaviti Svoje sluge ,Istinskih
      Hriscana ce bitice biti do kraja sveta ,ali ce oni birati usamljena i pusta
      mesta .Ne boj se nevolja nego se boj pogubne jeresi ,jer ona odgoni Blagodat
      i odvaja od Hrista.Zato je Hristos zapovedio da jeretika smatramo kao
      neznabozca i carinika.
      I tako krepi se sine moj u blagodati Hrista Isusa sa radoscu hitaj na podvig
      ispovednistva i podnosenja stradanja ,kao dobri vojnik Isusa Hrista Koji
      rece''BUDI VERAN DO SMRTI I DACU TI VENAC ZIVOTA''(Otkr)njemu sa Ocem i
      Svetim Duhom cast i slava u vekove vekova
      Amin

      sv Amvrosije Optinski
      iz knjige
      ,,posledja vremena danas,,


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