The degree of your love for your Elder

God will grant you His grace analogous with the love you have for your Elder. Our spiritual fathers don’t need our love, nor do they selfishly demand it. We, on the other hand, need to love them for the salvation of our souls.

Based on Elder Ephraim of Katounakia

In this photo a young monk mourning at the side of the recently-departed Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi.