Father George Alevras is a distinguished and charismatic hieromonk, inspired by God and the Holy Spirit, whose light, since the birth of Christ, has never stopped shining and sanctifying the place of God that so rightly bears the name "Holy Mount Athos". It is a noteworthy feature of hesychasts to engender humility, but it is an imperative to promote the bright and true role-models and elder George’s great work is a unique contribution to the benefit of mankind. It is this divine light that illuminates and guides the monks of Mount Athos, who have dedicated their lives to God. It has helped them draw strength and wisdom so that they may generously impart and offer it indiscriminately to every human being, for the greater good of all. In this manner, we are all afforded the opportunity to become partakers in the precious spiritual and moral values, gifts of the Divine Power and the
As is known, since he was an infant, Father George began to know God. At the age of 22, upon visiting the monastery of Panagia Faneromeni, within a few short minutes into prayer, a nun who saw him called upon him and told him: "God wishes for you to become like the Apostle Paul, to become a bishop my child to save thousands of people". Of course, it was not easy at such an early age for him to evaluate and fully understand the significance of these words, which were a message from God.
One month later, he met Saint Porphyrios, who became his Spiritual Father, and led him on the monastic path, revealing to him that God wishes for him to become like the Apostle Paul, and that for him to do so, he must overcome all human influences and weaknesses and allow himself to surrender to the grace and power of God. Of notable worth is that Saint Porphyrios blessed Father George immediately before he was committed to the hands of God. It is evident from all these experiences, that Father George, from his youth belongs to the highly charismatic, inspired and select monks of Mount Athos, who wanted and learned to approach God, to be enlightened by the Holy Spirit, to gain strength, will, knowledge and wisdom, and a particularly compelling ability to transmit this light of truth to people and to all mankind, just as the Apostle Paul, rendering them classified in the Pantheon of Saints. Of course, the Almighty God, for those who believe, knows those who sincerely desire and seek the light of creation for the benefit of mankind, and assigns them the vast mission of serving as the fundamental flame that illuminates the difficult and rugged road of life so that it may lead to the higher, the more sublime, real, imperishable and the eternal. Man was created to evolve so that he may reach his destination. To reach this, one must traverse a rocky road that consists of reactionary forces that aim to thwart the path to progress and truth.
In this difficult and painful process, Father George emerges triumphant, as he draws upon his own strength and with the help of a higher power, and offers and spreads the Holy Light of truth, as Jesus Christ taught us, we should do. This divine gift of Father George to foresee and provide spiritual and mental nourishment, and assistance to those in need, comes from the same life-giving source of Divine Power, which surrounds, fills, strengthens and illuminates those who wish for, seek, and accept the promising Holy Light. (Above article transcribed from greek to english by John Alafogiannis.)
ELDER GEORGE AND THE MIRACLE OF THE MOVING ICON OF CHRIST MOVING ON ITS OWN IN ATHONITE CELL
(subtitles in English, filmed on cell phone)
A miraculous phenomenon has been occurring for a year now in a cell on Holy Mount Athos.
The icon of Christ the Great High Priest on the Royal Doors, in the Cell of Holy Trinity in the Provata area of Mt. Athos, has been moving on its own since Thursday in Lazarus week, just before the Holy Week and Easter of 2020.
As reported by Romfea, the Royal Door on which the icon hangs initially moved on its own for three days, from November 20 to 23 of 2019, but the icon has been moving continually since the previous April.
Sometimes the icon moves more quickly, sometimes more slowly, but its movement is not attributed to any natural causes or human intervention. People have stopped the icon from moving, but it begins again on its own.
Father George says that our hope is Jesus Christ and people must repent with sincerity and clear heart and then ask His mercy to come. Without Christ it is impossible to correct ourselves. We will not be able to detach ourselves from our passions. However much we try, we will achieve nothing.
There is one thing we must do, and that is turn to Him and love Him with all our soul. Love Him simply and humbly, without any demand, and He Himself will free you.
details on the Miraculous Event, continued:
(above recording is in Greek filmed by journalists of nationwide TV network, posted on 2/11/2021 on youtube. It has received close to 245,000 views and more than 5.6K likes as of 3/25/2021 )
The Elder of the Cell, hieromonk George Alevras, during the Holy Week informed in writing about this miraculous event, the Administration and the Ecumenical Patriarch, which is the spiritual leader of Mount Athos. According to elder George, this miracle has been verified by the spiritual and administrative authorities on Mt. Athos, including Abbot Prodromos of the Great Lavra Monastery, elder Paul the superintendent of Mount Athos, fathers from numerous cells and hermitages on the Holy Mountain, and the Commander and Deputy Commander of the Karyes Police Department. The icon has also been seen by a number of pilgrims.
The official report also states, that candles were placed before the Royal Doors to examine any air flow that could be moving the icon, but the flame did not move at all, while the icon continued to move.
On February the 22nd, police officers appeared to check the event again. It was attempted to stop the movement of the icon, which –after stopping- started to move again by itself with greater tension in a miraculous way.
As they walked away they said to Elder George how proud they are for what they had witnessed and the fact that it happens at the place they serve. They asked for forgiveness for their little unfaithfulness like Apostle Thomas.
With the blessing of Elder George, the icon was filmed, showing its movement, as a blessing for the whole humanity.
(Above interview conducted by Zina Koutselini host of #StarAlithies
Star TV Channel National Broadcasting)
ELDER GEORGE ALEVRAS INTERVIEW FOR SAINT PORPHYRIOS.
The spiritual child of saint Porphyrios, father George Alevras, deposits his soul in a revealing interview of the life of the saint.
"I confess first time publicly, I lived something that shocked me at 5:00 am in 1985.
I was young 21 years old. That moment I asked two things from God. I want a saint and a monastery.
God gave me saint Porphyrios and the Holy Mount Athos.
If someone asked me, how was your life with saint Porphyrios? Actually, now I live the presence of saint Porphyrios.
I mean, after saint Porphyrios commited to the hands of God, I feel him more alive than ever."
Monks. The angels on earth.
What is a monk elder George? (Annie 8 years old)
Elder George’s Response; “Monks have covenanted with Christ to cast away “the world and the things of the world” and have professed renunciation of parents and friends; they have covenanted to be subject to their spiritual father as to God and have committed themselves to rigorous self-discipline. The monks who submit and are faithful and mindful of the vows they have made to God, rejoice and leap for joy, that they have been found worthy to join the holy angels in singing praise to God! Through Thy Cross Christ our God, the angels, and humans become one church, heaven and earth are united, O Lord Glory to Thee. The angels are ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation. Archangel Michael is known as a protector of our Holy Orthodox Faith. He bears a flaming sword, symbol of God’s victory over evil. (Romfea). Archangel Gabriel serves as the messenger of God, most notably as the bearer of the Good News of the Annunciation. As for myself as a monk, I had a desire for embracing the monastic life and the angelic way of living. It is nothing more desirable as to close the doors of the senses, and, escaping from the flesh and the world, collected within myself, having no further connection than was absolutely necessary with human affairs, and speaking to myself and to God, to live superior to visible things, ever preserving in myself the divine impressions pure and unmixed with the erring tokens of this lower world, and both being, and constantly more and more to be, a real unspotted mirror of God and divine things, as light is added to light, and what was still dark grew clearer, enjoying already by hope the blessings of the world to come, roaming about with the angels,even now being above the earth by having forsaken it, and stationed on high by the Spirit. There came over me an eager longing for the blessings of calm and retirement, of which I had from the first been enamoured to a higher degree, I imagine, than any other student of letters, and which amidst the greatest and most threatening dangers I had promised to God, who alone is most glorious and illustrious, and surpasses in purity every nature, material and immaterial alike.”
"The United States of America Takes the Lead in the Promotion of Hellinism"
Elder George Alevras of Mt Athos wrote this book in recognition of the unique contribution of the American people to the Hellenism. It is my honor to present this work in tribute to the United States of America.” Said Elder George. “The First Superintendent of Mount Athos, Elder Pavlos, knowing my efforts all these years for Greece’s spiritual awakening encouraged me to represent Mount Athos, commemorating this landmark anniversary of 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821 with the publication."
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