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After obtaining this reconstruction with the help of medical pathologists and forensic specialists it was possible to reconstruct the most probable position of the Man of the Shroud on the cross, with all the characteristic signs and their consequences, in particular the blood that comes out every injury on the Body. This crucifix is based on the Holy Shroud.
How to avoid the wandering of the mind - The Ascetic Experience
First of all you cannot stop the wandering of the mind. But you can fight to… control it and then God’s grace will grant the victory. First, you must place at the gate of your heart strict and unsleeping guards. In fact one of the most essential things in this life is a vigilant heart. To achieve this, you need prayer and obedience. Constantly wrestle with your thoughts, and whenever your mind wanders, bring it back to prayer. God does not require from those who are beginners under obedience ...
“Immediately after reading The Way of a Pilgrim, I began practicing the Jesus Prayer – walking, as he did, because I went from my home to the university through a park. I had never before seen a prayer rope, but I learned how to use one long before entering the monastery and even long before visiting the East.” (Fr. Gabriel (Bunge), 21st Century Orthodox convert and monk) [Jesus Prayer]