John Maximovitch (The Wonderworker), written by Sofia Kioroglou at

John Maximovitch (The Wonderworker)

John Maximovitch

(The Wonderworker)

written by: Sofia Kioroglou


Vladika John of Adamovka
You taught us self-mortification
Your severe asceticism, a glorious purification
Your abstention from sleep, a wake-up call

Like worms we crawl the Earth
Unable to direct our gaze to the source of Light
chained to carnal desires and self-destruction
We pray to you to intercede before God

Entrusted with heavenly secrets
You showed us the way to transcend physical laws
To humble ourselves and be saved
To die before we die so that we will not die when we die

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou is an Athens-based translator and English Teacher. She is a published author and poet that uses words to make an impact. Writing is a form of catharsis and a means of self-discovery as the subject-matter of her work is mainly spiritual and religious. She has two books forthcoming for next year. Among her published works are: Literary Journeys to the Holy Land by Gramma Books (2018), Mystical Experiences in the Holy Land by Gramma Books (2019), Mystical Experiences in the Holy Land - Installment II by Yaffo Publications (2019), Holy Land - The Journal of a Traveler by Yaffo Publications.
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