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The effect on children of their environment

Archpriest Vladislav Sveshnikov, elder paisios of the Holy mountain, the priest Alexander Christmas.

Small children should be brought to communion regularly, to be sanctified, because, unfortunately, they grow in poor, spiritually unhealthy environment.

Elder Paisios Of The Holy Mountain

When people, and especially children, will visit the Church, they calm down and become more peaceful, but after some of modern cinema or video session, where the blood flows, where twenty corpses on the screen showed, and then they all discuss it, screaming, hands waving, excited. And no wonder then fighting, beating each other because they have these instincts come out, they unwittingly repeat all he had seen. And here it is involuntary copying is a very serious thing, because “out of sight, out of mind”. With the monk, the monk will be elected will be elected, with innocent innocent will, the shrew will be defiled. And one of the aspects of education is the selection of an appropriate atmosphere, appropriate for friends, colleagues and so on. We were picked up communication for our children, was not allowed in there, where would they be without us, went and went and with them took them, where there are children.

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About honoring parents

Honoring parents is the first duty of children. Even in pre-Christian times, all peoples inviolable rule was that the youngest always revered and respected elders. Especially the children of their parents.

FILIAL piety requires, first of all, nature itself: thanks to the parents because we are called to life. And for this one needs to appreciate mother and father. And not only for that. His parents raised us, educated, caring, and vigilantly watched over every step, and helped when we had need of assistance. Moved in his heart the greatest grief, hardship, illness, failure. And, of course, all this teaches children to honor, to respect their parents.

In Scripture we can find many examples of love of parents to their children. And even the vices of children, their incorrect actions of maternal and paternal love can forgive them. Therefore, children must remember this and try to be thankful to our parents. Grievously insulted Absalom his father, prophet and king David, who rebelled against him with his unworthy subjects. But listen to what David says to his generals: deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom (2 Sam. 18, 5), and when Absalom was killed, David was deeply grieved, cried, sobbed and said: “my son, my son Absalom! Oh, I had to die instead of you. (2 Sam. 18, 33). Continue reading

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