One of the most interesting and rare interviews with His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle who reposed in the Lord on November 15, 2009.
Patriarch Pavle was considered a saint even during his lifetime, he was well-known for his asceticism and modest living. He would walk around town on foot or take public transportation regularly among crowds of people. Anyone could approach him and speak with him.
We have divided this rare interview from 1996 in 6 parts. In the first part he talks about his views on evil, human nature, vice and virtue as well as bad habits that we need to get rid of.
We would like to express our thanks to our Serbian top contributor Jelena Šoljaga for the English subtitles, so that the words of those Serbian saints will be accessible for the English-speaking audience. We know it’s not easy, but it’s great that these treasures are now available to everyone searching for the fountain of life.
This is also a reminder that anyone could contribute to this spiritual framework and translate the words of the contemporary Fathers in his own native language or improve the existing English translations. Contact us for more details.
Key-frames for this first part:
06:41 “Therefore, the path to good is difficult and Christ warns us: ‘whoever wants to follow me must take up their cross and follow me’ (cf. Mk. 8:34). It is the readiness to follow Christ and be in difficulties, which end in the Kingdom of Heaven, in the bliss of that Kingdom.”
08:27 “You see, getting rid of bad habits, vices is like gouging your eye, cutting your hand. It is that difficult.”