August 12, 2014

The Dream of Elder Ephraim of Katounakia

In a dream I saw that I went to my village, where I was born.

I didn't go to my paternal home, but I went to the church.

Entering the church, I proceeded and entered the Sanctuary.

There I saw the font, in which I was baptized, where grace came.

I knelt, I embraced it, I kissed it, I kissed it, I kissed it with many tears.

From the book Γέροντας Εφραίμ Κατουνακιώτης (Elder Ephraim Katounakiotis), Έκδοση Ι. Ησυχαστηρίου «Άγιος Εφραίμ» Κατουνάκια Αγίου Όρους, Α’ έκδοση 2000. Translation by John Sanidopoulos.