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A book of reminiscences on the life and sayings of the Elder Paisios (), one of the towering figures of Greek Orthodox monasticism in the 20th century. by Elder Paisios of Mt Athos of ever-blessed memory. After the devil’s cataclysm, God’s sunshine will appear. Behind the worldly spirit of today’s “freedom,” the. Saint Paisios of Mount Athos () was one of the greatest and most revered elders of the Orthodox Church in the twentieth century. An inheritor and.

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At the Poor Hermitafe of Hypatios. During the civil war in GreeceArsenios served as a radio operator. From the Preface by F.

Paisios of Mount Athos

Read all articles in Church News. Undershirts for an Ascetic. Leo the Great 3 St. It is obligatory to be patient, to accept injustice, to accept evil words from others.

SAINT PAISIOS of Mount Athos

A Hermit eldsr the God-trodden Mountain of Sinai. Some set the people to do things contrary to whatever they can do. There our country enclosed “by mountains which have as a covering the low sky day and night”, as the poet Seferis would have said. Isaac the Syrian 16 St. The physical effort which this entailed in his weakened state caused him such pain that he would turn pale.


Behind the worldly spirit of today’s “freedom,” the lack of respect for the Church of Christ, older people, parents and elfer who have fear paisos God, is hidden spiritual slavery, anxiety and anarchy which lead the world to an impasse, the destruction of man’s body and soul. Although he told the visitors he was very ill, many insisted to see him. The elder observed in later years that one could even live a more ordered and stricter ascetic life in an idiorhythmic monastery than in a cenobium if one was under close supervision of a good spiritual father.

It rests like an idea in our mind. Saints lose nothing from this kind of delay.

He was noted for his bravery, self-sacrifice and moral righteousness. He decided not to receive Holy Communion, as he was afraid he might vomit.

Catherine the Great Martyr 4 St. He first visited Mt. Arsenios of Cappadocia to the visitors as a blessing.

At Panagouda Giving to the Suffering. Women love with the heart and have demonstrated it when they crucified the Lord.

We have the power of the Holy Cross our holy symbol and the divine grace of Christ, only as long as we have the holy marking of the Holy Baptism. Mamas the Great Martyr 3 St. He Sees the Grace of the Priesthood.


The world now is concerned with all the other matters except itself. Do not deceive yourselves, God cannot be mocked, he judges us according to our own mouth, he justifies hte by our words, mkuntain by our words, he convicts us”. Study is like a gift which God gives us to direct us to greater spirituality. I have known our dear departed Elder, Father Paisios, since Makarios the Great 5 St.

When I was at the monastery, I undertook some nursing duties. I will tell you my opinion of him. Then we cease to theologize, being found in a condition of worldliness, but will speak historically, or examine things legally and mathematically.

He did not wish to take any more medication. After completing elementary education, he worked as a carpenter, in Konitsa, until the time of his military service. The Eznepidis family finally settled in the town of Konitsa in Epirus in northwestern Greece. Then humility will be for us a state of being, and God will position us well with His divine gifts.