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St. John Of Kronstadt
St. John Of Kronstadt

Orthodox Poetry By St. John Of Kronstadt
Compiled by Father Demetrios Serfes
Boise, Idaho, USA
January 16 2001

Introduction by Father Demetrios:

Blessed Is Our God!

St. John was a parish priest in Kronstadt, Russia, and during his pastoral life he wrote a book called "My Life In Christ". This famous spiritually rewarding book is not only read by bishops, and priest, as well as the monastics, but also by laymen who are seeking to find their lives in Christ our Lord.

I would like to humbly share with you a poem written by St. John of Kronstadt:

The Heart Can Change Several

Times In One Moment

The heart can change several times in one moment
-to good or evil,

to faith or unbelief,

to simplicity or cunning,

to love or hatred,

to benevolence or envy,

to generosity or avarice,

O, what inconstancy!

O, how many dangers!

O, how sober and watchful we must be!

Holy Saint John, Pray Unto GOD For Us!


Content written/compiled by Father Demetrios Serfes.
(c)2001 Father Demetrios Serfes