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January 8, 2021

"Electrifying" Your Home With the Energy of the Holy Spirit (Metr. Athanasios of Limassol)


A home without a lit oil lamp in front of icons is cold and dark, but when you have a lit oil lamp in front of your icons, you are giving yourself a physical reminder of the energy of the Holy Spirit in the home.
 
We should "electrify" our homes, to have the energy of the Holy Spirit in them, with holy icons, oil lamps, holy water, incense and our prayers.

In a home where there is blasphemies and yelling, it is natural that it will have an energy opposite to that of the energy of the Holy Spirit.

If there is one person in that home, who takes care to resist the energy of Satan, that person will pray in the home, will have icons, will take care to sprinkle the home with holy water, then the Grace of God will defeat the presence of the devil.

We must acquire the blessed habit of receiving the sanctifying Grace of the Mysteries of the Church. In our homes we must have holy water, dried up antidron, and every morning, every morning we must before we leave to go to work, to devote a minute to prayer, to consume the antidron, to drink our holy water, and you know what - our entire lives will change! As well as the future life of our families! Thus making our homes into a little church.

Source: From a Talk by Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol. Translation by John Sanidopoulos.