What saves and makes for good children is the life of the parents in the home. The parents need to devote themselves to the love of God. They need to become saints in their relations to their children through their mildness, patience, and love. They need to make a new start every day, with a fresh outlook, renewed enthusiasm and love for their children. And the joy that will come to them, the holiness that will visit them, will shower grace on their children.
Based on St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalivia
In this photo Abbot Ephraim has given his staff to a child to hold. In the refectory of Vatopaidi