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Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos: On Psychiatric Medications

Elder Epiphanios was asked: “Are Christians allowed to take psychiatric medicines? Because many maintain that anxiety, depression, melancholy and, in general, psychiatric disorders of the soul are healed only with spiritual life: that is, with prayer, going to church, confession, Holy Communion, etc.” “When necessary, the Christian must also take them.” “But what can these medications do to the soul ... Read More »

St Porphyrios – How Our Past Affects Us

Man is not solely responsible for his transgressions.  The mistakes, sins and passions are not only personal experiences of the person who comes to confession. Every person has incorporated into himself the experiences of his parents and especially of his mother, that is, how his mother lived when she was carrying him in her womb—if she was anxious, if her ... Read More »

Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos: On Psychoanalysis

Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos was asked: “Elder, it is known that a percentage of psychiatrists considers continence during a young age as a cause of psychiatric illnesses. What can we answer them?” He answered: “This viewpoint of theirs is mistaken and the explanation for this is very simple. All those who visit the psychiatrist are ill. No one who is healthy ... Read More »