Elder Cleopa on Prayer


The late abbot of Sihastria Monastery and holy Romanian Orthodox ascetic, Elder Cleopa (Illie) speaks on the importance of prayer and how to cultivate the deep prayer of the heart. Thousands of people from across Romania and southeastern Europe would make pilgrimages to his monastery to seek his advice on all matters of prayer, spiritual life, and daily life. Elder Cleopa reposed in the Lord in 1998 and many consider him to be a saint.