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In the most recent issue of The Orthodox Word (#257) an article about Priest-Monk, Spiritual Father, and Missionary of Romania: Fr. Nicodemus (Manditsa) is featured. This article was written by Archimandrite Ionanichie (Balan.)

What follows is a short excerpt from this article:

Again Fr. Nicodemus said: “There are four kinds of communion:
1) through the doing of every good deed, according to the word of the Lord: He that hath My commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me (John 14:21);
2) through attentive obedience to the word of God, namely, through the reading of holy books, and through the services and spiritual hymns, according to the word which says: Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Matt. 4:4);
3) through holy prayer performed with humility and an attentive mind;
4) through communion with the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ; this is the most exalted communion, without which no one can be saved.”

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