2019.12.25 — The Word of God at the Feast of the Saint Hierarch Spyridon
The Word of God at the Feast of the Saint Hierarch Spyridon
I am coming together with you and I am giving you food from heaven, and you also have to give the Lord further to those who seek Me at you, sons from the citadel of My word. Oh, give the Lord to those who come with Him when He comes to you with food from heaven, sons.
It is a hierarchical feast on this day for the Christians, for those who have remained obedient to the holy fathers and to the Christian traditions as in the beginning, and for the most people with the name of Christian, it is the feast of the Lord’s Birth; however, when this feast will be celebrated, the world will celebrate it as it knows, that is the other way around than the fathers of old celebrated, for people had dealt with the things they were not supposed to do and changed the times, and the devil has rejoiced over this. However, there is still an incorruptible seed on earth, and with you, I write Myself according to the healthy calendar, We work as in heaven, We take after those in heaven, and the whole nature knows how it is in heaven and the times at their place, oh, and I am coming to be together with you into the book with the feast of the hierarch Spyridon, for you are My people on earth and you obey Me, sons.
Oh, behold, we have to strengthen the Christian root and the course of things, for animals and birds take after the course of heaven, and the whole nature clearly shows the time of all things, for roosters crow in every place on earth according to the hours in heaven, and if a questions may come about the crowing of the roosters at midnight and in the hours of the day, oh, then one must know that they hear the bells in heaven, which give them the news of the hours of the day and night and the roosters hurry to give the heavenly news to the people on earth so that they may know. Oh, and in the same way it is with the feasts and times of the saints and the seasons of the year, and the whole nature listens to those set in heaven, as for times, for birds and animals the heaven is not far, but close; it is with the earth and not otherwise, sons, and I have you within My love to help you to stay in My will and not to take after the lie of the men’s sons, who do no longer need the truth, or God, or the things from above on earth with men, but people only pretend that they take after God’s will over them, and that is all.
Oh, sons, you have come out and preached in the town here that the feast of My Birth and its remembrance of that time are coming. You were My beautiful ones, as in the holy stories of that time, and the sons of men thrill in their heart at the sight of My blessings upon you, for I walk with you with My blessing whenever you proclaim the Lord.
Oh, do not forget, as many times as you go beyond this little land of the citadel of My word, where you stay with the Lord over you, do not forget, sons, to carry holy water with you and to clean with it the way for walking, for the worldly footsteps of the men’s sons leave their marks on the way, and you are washed and refreshed day by day, and you need cleaning water with you when you step out of the citadel, either in the feast days of the announcing or on a day of work for the affairs of the citadel, for otherwise it is not good to work, sons. You must wash your hands and feet from the spirit of the world, from the touching, with your spirit and body, the spirit and walking of the world, because the place where you stay belongs to the Lord, and I have nothing in this world, as it is written.
Therefore, your most natural thing should be washing when you come in or out, when you come out or in, for My citadel with you has to be well kept by you, too, not only by Us, oh, not only by those in heaven who have here a place and a shelter with the Lord. Oh, and My citadel with you carries many mysteries from heaven, this prepared place, which I have given to you to keep and to work with your little hands as for the Lord moment by moment, washed with holy water from the traces of those who come to you when they are due to come, and after that you should refresh everywhere, for this is what I told Adam in heaven to do, and he did not stay in My service moment by moment, for the man, created by God and set in heaven for the working and for the keeping of the Lord’s garden, did not listen to God moment by moment
We are getting ready for the feasts of My Birth, sons. There will come carol singers, they will wash their hands at the entrance, and you must cleanse them with holy water and with fragrances pleased to heaven, and after that you are to set them at My table. (This is not about bathing or showering with holy water, but only about being sprinkled with holy water, as in the Feast of Epiphany, r.n.)
All things have to be done with wisdom, all things with advice, all, My sons. And now I have something to tell you, something holy on this day. Two thousand years ago, I told My disciples the mystery of friendship, sons. This mystery belongs to God’s sons, and I spoke about it to God’s sons, and I told My disciples at that time: «A new command I give you: Love one another, as I have loved you, so you must love one another. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are My friends if you do what I command. I do no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from My father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit — fruit that will last — and so that whatever you ask in My name the Father will give you. This is My command: love one another». (See John: 13/34; 15/13–17)
Oh, sons, I have not been able to have many people with you and near you for Me, for they have not wanted to perceive with their works the mystery of friendship, which is the fruit of the love among brothers, sons. He who hides from the other brothers with the least of something, then that one has not chosen to let himself be touched and comprised by the mystery of friendship, for friends tell each other everything, as I called My disciples friends, and I let them know everything I heard from My Father, as it is written.
Oh, those who were with you did not want to dwell in the love of heaven, for when a master is widowed of knowing what his servant does, oh, how can one speak about fruit and the fruit to remain? I have told those who bear fruit to be light and salt, and after that all these to be poured out as the fruit of friendship between Me and them and then among them with much faithfulness, and everything they ask from the Father in My name to receive; then, whatever they may ask from the Father to bear as fruit to receive, but only to ask, and to ask everything on the foundation of the love between them and Me, between brother and brother.
Behold the mystery of friendship, sons! Oh, if only those, who are gathered in little bouquets in My name, in My work over them and over the earth, would understand it! Oh, what else could a son of God have to hide, when all he has to keep and work is God, that is to make the Lord in him and among brethren, and then to share Him to those who do not have the Lord by the commandment of love and by its work?
Oh, sons, keep the mystery that I have set on the table now; keep it on the table to be understood and put to work, and take it into your heart and work, and then keep it also for fulfillment so that it may keep you Mine and that I may have you as beautiful through it.
You must not have anything to hide from others, nothing sons, and keep away from hiding more than from any enemy, for hiding gives birth to lie, and lying is a devil, as it is written. And your work here is to make the Lord in you and all around you with the whole love that the Lord has given you, and in this way, you will give the work of your life to each other, that is the Lord, sons.
Let those who are partaking of the table of My love now have nothing to hide, but only take care of love all the time, and let each other take care of the love in them and of its work so that their work may be like My work, because I laid down My life for My friends so that they may have life and the commandment of life, which is love, sons, love as in heaven.
Hierarch Spyridon brings you the confession of his love on his day of feast among the saints, for the commandment of love was his work, and that is why God listened to this great servant.
⸻ Oh, I had been nothing but love only all the time in my living on earth, and I passed with a big grade the threshold of the kingdom of the Lord’s saints, for love has complete favor, it is the fruit, sons.
I am urging you from the near Lord and from near the saints, to gather together and stay, and to deeply meditate on the mystery of the Christian life, for there is a distance between master and servant, and between master and friend is love, it is the mystery of friendship working comfort, sons. Therefore, sit well for this mystery between you and the Lord, then among you, for the Lord has given you all that the Father has given Him, and you have a holy commandment to put to work, and if you do this commandment you are the Lord’s friends and friends with each other and you know all things, sons.
He, who understands and works this mystery, cannot fall from the Lord, and those who hide from the Lord and from brothers, those are not friends, they do not have the spirit of friendship, they have not understood the commandment of love and cannot do this between them and the Lord, between them and brothers, and they go downhill with all their fruit, as it has happened with those who have pulled themselves out because this is what they wanted. And because they wanted and chose to do so, the love from heaven has been taken from them and they have remained only with the human one; in addition, the healthy faith has also left them, and the fear of the Lord and the mind from God as well, for the mind which they have is a mind without the Lord in it, that without self-denial, and by which no one is able to keep himself for the Lord.
Remember, among yourselves, of my heart and love and of its work, and rejoice my spirit by likening your love to my love of the Lord and of your fellow men, for I lived in love, and I was the Lord’s friend, and I received everything I had asked from the Father in His name. This is how you should also pray, asking from the Father and working His love among you for Him and for you.
⸻ Oh, sons, the bishop Spyridon have taught and comforted you, and I am urging you to listen to God and to love as he did, sons. Oh, and do not forget to learn the way of the cross, to be the carriers of the cross on the way with Me, because cross means obedience, sons. And I also walk with you, and we are walking with difficulty, sons, for I have few left, because many have forsaken the cross and obedience, as well.
Oh, mind you do not listen to yourselves in your work with Me and humble Me, for you are My friends, sons, if you do what I give you to work. Work obedience, do not forget that! I will put this depth of mystery on the table for those who remain with the Lord, and no one will shake you, and nothing will be hard; however, sacrifice is needed, and this is obedience, sons.
Now, peace be upon you! I am giving you the blessing for the preparation of the feast of the Birth! And I am also giving you love to have in abundance that it can be with you, for two thousand years ago, I left it over the disciples as a commandment, and through it, by the commandment of the love worked by them, I called them My friends, oh, sons. Amen, amen, amen.
25–12–2019. (N.S.) (12–12–2019 — Old style / after the Julian calendar)
Text emphasis in bold belong to the redactor (editor).
You can see more documents containing the Word of God here:
 God’s Word in „Holy Citadel New Jerusalem” monastery, Glodeni — Romania, translated by I.A., redactor note.
 The Church Calendar (in Romania) up to 1924 was the same as that of Nicaea, based on severe apostolic canons, but in 1924, the Scripture of the prophet Daniel was fulfilled: «the people made bold to even change the times», when the primate metropolitan — of that time, Miron Cristea, (Primate metropolitan = (in the past) a title given to the first metropolitan of a country; today it would be equal to that of a patriarch) introduced the Gregorian Calendar (Catholic) as result of a „pan-Orthodox” congress that took place in 1923, in Constantinople. At that congress, the patriarch of that time, Meletie, proposed the acceptance of the „revised” Julian Calendar, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revised_Julian_calendar) which was in accord with the Catholic one for a period up to the year 2800 and „it was allowing that all the feasts to be celebrated at the same time with those of other confessions”. «… and he shall wear out the saints of the Most High and he shall think to change the times and the law…» (Daniel 7/25), r.n.
 Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Style_and_New_Style_dates) are sometimes used with dates to indicate either whether the start of the Julian year has been adjusted to start on 1 January (N.S.) even though documents written at the time use a different start of year (O.S.), or whether a date conforms to the Julian calendar (O.S.), formerly in use in many countries, rather than the Gregorian (N.S.)