Rare audio recording of Saint Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) of Kafsokalivia: “Lord, whatever Your love dictates! Send me wherever Your love wishes! I give myself over entirely to Your love!”
St. Porphyrios the Kapsokalyvite:
“My thought was telling me that if I were to go up there in Heaven and God will say to me, ‘What are you doing here?’ I thought I would say to Him: ‘Lord, whatever Your love dictates! Send me wherever Your love wishes! I give myself over entirely to Your love!’
I would also say to Him: ‘I know, O Saviour, that none other hath sinned against Thee as have I, nor hath wrought the deeds that I have done. But this again I know, that neither the magnitude of mine offences nor the multitude of my sins surpasseth the abundant long-suffering of my God and His exceeding love for mankind.’ [Communion Prayer of Symeon the New Theologian]
When I felt that death was approaching, when I felt on the point of leaving this life, I was saying and repeating these words, even though I was weak.
I was saying these unceasingly with a desire… to leave this life with these thoughts.”