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Fr. Rafail (a direct disciple of St. Sophrony the Athonite) lives a secluded life in the Romanian mountains. In this video he talks about the strength of prayer in today's world, why it is so difficult to pray, quoting St. Sophrony (Sakharov): "If you want to pray, know that you are like a molecule of water in a frozen ocean, a molecule that does not want to freeze together with the ocean."
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This video is part of the speech of Fr. Rafail Noica given at the International Colloquium "Meeting with the spiritual father", November 13-15, 2016, Iasi, Romania.
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