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Offline Monk Vasyl

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Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« on: March 08, 2013, 11:25:42 AM »
Its a quite time, at work, due to a snowstorm, so I've been checking YouTube for talks on Orthodox spirituality and discovered a lot of material by Fr. Lazarus.  According to what is written on YouTube:  "He was an atheist, and now he is Fr. Lazarus ELAnthony, a hermit coming from Australia to live in St. Anthony's Monastery in the deserts of the Red Sea, Egypt."

All his talks on located here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhGEcwBtVS8&list=PL15BCEB45C28216DE

I would be interested in knowing what our Coptic brothers thoughts are on this monk.  What I've listened to, I personally, find edifying.
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Re: Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 11:41:48 AM »
We do not prefer to talk about our saints who are still in the body.

I had the blessing of meeting him: He is not of this world.
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Re: Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 11:46:56 AM »
We do not prefer to talk about our saints who are still in the body.

I had the blessing of meeting him: He is not of this world.

That says enough for me.  Thank you.
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Re: Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 01:32:36 PM »
Watch "The Last Anchorite" (it is featured towards the bottom of the playlist in the OP)

http://vimeo.com/13459920

It features Fr. Lazarus.

I have to admit coming across this video a couple years ago definitely fed my initial inquiry into Orthodoxy.
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Re: Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 01:43:15 PM »
Watch "The Last Anchorite" (it is featured towards the bottom of the playlist in the OP)

http://vimeo.com/13459920

It features Fr. Lazarus.

I have to admit coming across this video a couple years ago definitely fed my initial inquiry into Orthodoxy.

Thank you very much for this suggestion.  These will be great viewings for Great Lent.
The unworthy hierodeacon, Vasyl

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Re: Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 10:32:55 AM »
I really think that this series is the finest piece on Orthodoxy on the entire Youtube. Father Lazarus's advice on many things is invaluable. A great personality, in Russia he would be called a staretz (an elder) I guess.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2013, 10:33:22 AM by Nikolai Sergeev »

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Re: Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 10:57:54 AM »
Watch "The Last Anchorite" (it is featured towards the bottom of the playlist in the OP)

http://vimeo.com/13459920

It features Fr. Lazarus.

I have to admit coming across this video a couple years ago definitely fed my initial inquiry into Orthodoxy.

Thank you very much for this suggestion.  These will be great viewings for Great Lent.

Indeed!

I thoroughly enjoyed it, just now.

Very peaceful.

 
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Re: Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 12:28:55 PM »
I've watched The Last Anchorite. Fr. Lazarus is a saint.

Thank you for sharing these talks! I will certainly watch them.
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Re: Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 12:46:15 PM »
Thank you so very much for posting this link!  Awhile back, I had watched several and...long story, short...was unable to locate them nor could I remember his name for a search.  Much appreciated!!

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Re: Fr. Lazarus El Anthony
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 01:05:18 PM »
I am moved to tears by his videos. Some of the things he says covers some parts of my old life (the life before 2009, when everything changed).
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