“I Pray for the repentant; I am concerned about him and wait for him to come again.”

“Don’t hesitate [to come to Confession]. Don’t be ashamed. Whatever you may have done, even the greatest of sins, the Spiritual Father has power from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and from the Apostles to forgive you with his Stole.”

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“I suffer along with the person who is confessing. I feel pain along with him. I suffer and cry for him… I pray for the repentant; I am concerned about him and wait for him to come again.”

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“Chase away the bad thoughts and fantasies that the devil presents. Don’t even notice them.”

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Many of the Icons of Saint Iakovos are inscribed with the words “The ‘Forgive me'”. This is because one of Saint Iakovos’ most characteristic phrases during discussions was “forgive me”.

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