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Friday, December 10, 2021

"In Order to Get Married You Have to Believe in Three Things" (Elder Ambrose Lazaris)

Elder Ambrose Lazaris (+ 2006) was asked by a spiritual child:

"Elder, I have a question about my life. Why didn't I get married?"

"My child, in order to get married you have to believe in three things:

1. You have to believe in the person you are going to marry,

2. You have to believe in marriage with that person,  

3. You have to believe in God.

And you have to believe in all three, because if you do not believe in the person and in marriage, you will either not marry or you will not marry this person.

But, if you do not believe in God, when the marriage is shaken or when the other person is shaken for any reason, you will not have someone to hold you and someone to secure this marriage."

Source: From the book Γέρων Αμβρόσιος Λάζαρης, Ο πνευματικός της Μονής Δαδίου, Ο επιστήθιος φίλος του αγίου Πορφυρίου. Translation by John Sanidopoulos.
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