Silouan — people who know by experience that prayers and requests made to God are not unheard. Having prayed before the face of the Saint, everyone will be able to get rid of sins and to know the power and strength of God.
Saint Silouan known as the monk with extraordinary faith in God and the power of prayer. Abandoning all the pleasures of life, at the age of 30 he enrolled in the St. Panteleimon monastery, where he decided to become a monk and devote himself forever to the Orthodox religion. Until the last days of life to Silouan asked for advice and blessing, and after death was canonized and came to be revered as a Saint.
History of the icon of Saint Silouan the Athonite
While still at a young age, Saint Silouan decided that it will conduct an ascetic way of life in accordance with Church rules, and decided to leave home and go to the monks. However, the father insisted that the son was well thought of this solution, after which the future monk at the time was religion, and was replaced by the temptations and pleasures of the earthly world. However, he soon returned to the righteous path from which they never descended.
Even when life appeared to him the virgin who told him to live according to God’s laws. Until the end of his years, father Silouan was of austerity: limit themselves in comfort, he slept little, kept a strict fast, and most importantly, daily prayer which asked the Lord to forgive sinners and unbelievers.
All the icons of St. Silouan was written posthumously, after the canonization in 1987.
Description of the icon
The face of the monk monk is depicted in many icons. But one of the most famous image of Saint Silouan the Athonite in prayer. In this icon he is dressed in a brown robe. His hands turned palms up, which means complete immersion in the Monk uttered a prayer, his faith and devotion to the Heavenly Creator. Also in the background you can see the inscription “Saint Silouan the Athonite” in Romanian.
Where is the icon of St. Silouan
The original icon is nâmeckom Monastery in Romania. It is believed that the Reverend monk is the patron Saint of monasteries, so many of them named after him. Image can be seen in many churches and monasteries of Russia.
What helps the image of Saint Silouan the Athonite
Before the icon of Saint Silouan the Athonite pray for deliverance from sin, about the health and happiness of neighbors, the preservation of the family, so atheists can have faith, on the cessation of wars and uprisings, for peace and equality in the world.
Prayer said before the icon of the monk the monk have special powers, as in life itself Silouan gave the prayer special meaning. He believed that while alive the prayer in the world of security, but it’s worth it to weaken, and the world will collapse.
Prayer before the icon
“Venerable and most wonderful Father Silouan! By the grace of God given to you to pray for the salvation of the dead and the living, the sinful and the sinless, healthy and sick. Help us, blessed Silouan, the faith of the same kind to gain, to be God saved and protected. Thank the virgin Mary for the education and protection of us, the servants of God. All the people sincere ask of you: go from us to our God, may He hear our prayers, let them see our faith, bless us sinners, and protect us from terrible diseases, people are evil and deadly wars. Hear us, Father Silvanus, and give God our prayers. Amen.”
The celebration of the icon
Every year on the 24th of September, the Orthodox Church pays tribute to the Holy monk. On this day, according to religious traditions, not only in Russia but also in other countries of the solemn Liturgy. People with prayer I cling to the image of Saint Silouan the Athonite and ask him about it.The identity of Saint Silouan the Athonite was a shining example of that sincere prayer and unwavering faith will help God to hear you. If this icon protects your home, it will reign peace, but your loved ones will always be healthy. Take care of yourself and your family