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A young woman sat in the chair near the altar. Father Sava began Liturgy reading the prayers from the Church service book in one hand while handling a lamp and censer in the other. As he approached the woman she started to cry, twitching her fingers and hitting her legs. Then, an abnormally deep voice came out of her mouth:

"Savo, don't do it. She is ours! Her aunt brought her to us. She is ours! She should not have finished college! She should not have gotten married! We want her to die! Death ... St. Matrona protects her!"

The monk didn't give up. He continued reading. Prayers, hymns, psalms. As he intensified praying, the invisible power attacked the girl stronger than before. She cried, shook and screamed for the whole Divine Liturgy. And then peace surprisingly came. The woman's body relaxed with visible relief. The demons left the suffering human being. She went out of the church as if nothing had happened.

Exorcism is the practice of casting out demons, or even Satan himself, from a person they are believed to have strongly influenced or physically possessed. Exorcism is practiced in several religions, but is best known in the west in a Christian context.

According to the Christian Bible, demons are fallen angels that have been cast out of heaven to the earth (e.g. Isaiah 14:12), and whose judgment is eternal torment (e.g. 2 Peter 2:4). While demons have been sentenced, their punishment won't be carried out until the end times (e.g. Matt. 25:41). Presently, demons oppose God and believers in subtle, and occasionally in extreme ways like possession, according to orthodox Christian theology.

Exorcism is a debated topic even among devout Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox believers. On one end of the spectrum, some believe that exorcism should be a regular practice of Christian ministry. On the other end of the spectrum are those who believe that the term "demons" as used in the Bible is nothing more that an outdated way of trying to understand physical or psychological abnormalities.

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A young woman sat in the chair near the altar. Father Sava began Liturgy reading the prayers from the Church service book in one hand while handling a lamp and censer in the other. As he approached the woman she started to cry, twitching her fingers and hitting her legs. Then, an abnormally deep voice came out of her mouth:

"Savo, don't do it. She is ours! Her aunt brought her to us. She is ours! She should not have finished college! She should not have gotten married! We want her to die! Death ... St. Matrona protects her!"

The monk didn't give up. He continued reading. Prayers, hymns, psalms. As he intensified praying, the invisible power attacked the girl stronger than before. She cried, shook and screamed for the whole Divine Liturgy. And then peace surprisingly came. The woman's body relaxed with visible relief. The demons left the suffering human being. She went out of the church as if nothing had happened.

Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more — all for only $19.99...

A young woman sat in the chair near the altar. Father Sava began Liturgy reading the prayers from the Church service book in one hand while handling a lamp and censer in the other. As he approached the woman she started to cry, twitching her fingers and hitting her legs. Then, an abnormally deep voice came out of her mouth:

"Savo, don't do it. She is ours! Her aunt brought her to us. She is ours! She should not have finished college! She should not have gotten married! We want her to die! Death ... St. Matrona protects her!"

The monk didn't give up. He continued reading. Prayers, hymns, psalms. As he intensified praying, the invisible power attacked the girl stronger than before. She cried, shook and screamed for the whole Divine Liturgy. And then peace surprisingly came. The woman's body relaxed with visible relief. The demons left the suffering human being. She went out of the church as if nothing had happened.

Exorcism is the practice of casting out demons, or even Satan himself, from a person they are believed to have strongly influenced or physically possessed. Exorcism is practiced in several religions, but is best known in the west in a Christian context.

According to the Christian Bible, demons are fallen angels that have been cast out of heaven to the earth (e.g. Isaiah 14:12), and whose judgment is eternal torment (e.g. 2 Peter 2:4). While demons have been sentenced, their punishment won't be carried out until the end times (e.g. Matt. 25:41). Presently, demons oppose God and believers in subtle, and occasionally in extreme ways like possession, according to orthodox Christian theology.

Exorcism is a debated topic even among devout Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox believers. On one end of the spectrum, some believe that exorcism should be a regular practice of Christian ministry. On the other end of the spectrum are those who believe that the term "demons" as used in the Bible is nothing more that an outdated way of trying to understand physical or psychological abnormalities.

An exorcism is the expulsion of demons from the body of the possessed. It is a very dangerous task not for the spiritually weak. You endanger yourself spiritually and psychologically to the evil forces. It takes faith, patience, preparation, and love to exorcise demons. Here are a few things you must understand before performing an exorcism.

It's going to be very bad if you find out that the person is actually a mental patient. Before you do anything, make sure that you investigate their mental health. Ask their parents or friends if they have any history of mental illnesses. Recognize that the person may just suffer from a mental disorder but also keep in mind demonic possession. The symptoms of Dissociative identity disorder for example are very different from possession. for example, the mentally ill are very unlikely to identify themselves with Satan and demons. Nevertheless, pray for spiritual discernment.

Contrary to how the media portrays possession, people who are possessed are humans too. They suffer from depression, social problems, anxiety, fear, anger, disbelief, and other things. They may not want your help because they shun God. Perhaps they see no hope without the evil spirit. Perhaps they're too afraid of living a life of faith. For whatever the case may be - Accept their decision.

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