Christian Orthodox Charm Pendant "Prayer from the Canon to St AMBROSE OF OPTINA" Materials: Sterling Silver (925 grade), 24K Gilding, Blackening Average weight: 7.6 grams Size: 25 x 25 mm Technique: casting, gilding, blackening, handmade Symbolism and application of the item The life of Venerable Ambrose of Optina was full of wonderful works and ...miracles. His way to monastic life was long. Finally, in April 1840, he received a blessing to wear monastic raiment. But his health was fragile and he often was sick. God's abundant benevolence that resided in him, was the source of those spiritual blessings that allowed him to serve those that visited him, comforting the grieving, strengthening the faith in those that were wavering, and directing everybody toward the path of salvation. He had healing power and helped many people. Father Ambrose's perspicacity was combined with another most valuable gift, especially for a clergyman - discernment. To people who thought deeply about religion, his directives, and advice appeared as sound and practical scripture. Often the Elder would give his preceptorial in a semi-humorous format, thereby lifting the person from despondency, yet not diminishing the deep meaning of his words. Because of Fr. Ambrose's picturesque expressions, people would invariably ponder over them and remember their meanings for a long time. People came to him with the most burning questions, which he assimilated to himself, with which he lived at the moment of conversation. And here are the words of the prayer, engraved on this nice pendant: "We run to thee O Ambrose, our Father as to a healing spring. For thou dost truly instruct us on the path of salvation, preserving us from misfortune and calamity by the prayers, consoling us in sorrows of body and soul, teaching above all by humility, patience, and love. Pray to Christ, the Lover of mankind, and to our Fervent Intercessor that our souls may be saved." Why should you buy this item?
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