You are NOT Alone
Feb 06 2015
Each one of us has a… saint who protects him with great care, even if we don’t feel this in every moment.
Based on St. George Karslidis
In this photo two monks pray in the Chapel of St Gregory Palamas (Vatopaidi) with the icons of St Gregory Palamas (right) and his elder – St. Nikodemus the Hesycast, in the background.
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How can we know who is our saint protector?
You simply know. God tells you. I’ll make a bigger post on this in order to remember.
The affinity which you have to one or more saints does not come from you. It comes from those saints and ultimately from God. This is a very trusty revelation that these saints are ready to help you. It depends on you to use and ‘exploit’ their love for you by asking them protection.
More to come…
Does he refer to a saint for whom we have an affinity – or our guardian angel? Thank you.
Good question: The St. George Karslidis meant above a saint for whom we have an affinity, but the phenomenon applies EXACTLY in the same way to our guardian angel.
I want to stress this because (unfortunately) nowadays many neglect/disregard their guardian angel – thing which is very bad for them.
Apart from saying the Prayer to the Guardian Angel, and asking for a guardian of our souls and bodies during the Liturgy, how should we interact with our guardian angel? Can we know them in the way we know the name and life of a saint, or do they know us? Thank you.
Besides the prayers you mentioned, say YOUR prayer – with your words. Tell him your problems. Read this: http://asceticexperience.com/portfolio/prayer-effect/ and look at the „Related Photos” section there.
No, we don’t know their name and their life (in fact it doesn’t matter) but we can feel their grace or even see them if God wants to (IOW if God knows that seeing an angel is useful for our spiritual advancement). Beware here, because such experiences can be also demonic. That’s why we must confess such happenings to someone who has the analogous experience in these matters.
OTOH, yes, they know us very very well. Some fathers say that they stay “on our right shoulder”, thing which you must take rather spiritually (they are very close to us, they know us very well) rather than spatially (IOW at ~15cm from our head etc.).
Because they have a nature very similar to our soul they can `send` thoughts, `speak` to us etc. The same applies to bad angels (demons).