(My translation from: www.agioritkovima.gr)
attributed to St. Porphyrios, also known as Elder Porphyrios, 'Wounded by Love', a brand new Orthodox contemporary saint, speaking to someone:
"You should know that the Saints of God are capable of everything"
Saint Porphyrios:"Imagine a city with 500,000 inhabitants, of whom all are sinning. In a monastery there, there lives a monastic ascetic who raises his pure and clean hands unto God and begs him not to punish the 500,000 sinners. I assure you that for the favor to the ascetic, God does not punish the 500,000 people."
Other: "What you are saying is totally surprising."
Saint Porphyrios:"You should know that the Saints of God are capable of everything.
The Saint can ask anything of God, and God will give it to him.
The power of the Saints is very strong."
From: «Ανθολόγιο συμβουλών Γέροντος Πορφυρίου»
(Anthology of Geronta Porphyrios's counsels)
Edited by Alice, 13 December 2013 - 08:44 PM.