The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder PaisiosElder Paisios by Dionysios Farasiotis. Price: $ Elder Paisios of Mount Athos (†) is perhaps the greatest and most revered Elder of the Orthodox Church of our time. Even though he lived the monastic life. Epistles [Elder Paisios of Mount Athos] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Religion: Monastery of the Evangelist John the Theologian: Elder.

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Christ is all love, kindness and consolation, and He never stifles man, but possesses an abundance of spiritual oxygen — divine consolation. Stillness and freedom from worry help to recollect the person in prayer. God does not use greater power for the supernatural and less for the natural, but the same power for everything. Athos in Elder Paisios took eldef residence at the Skete of Iviron before moving to Katounakia at the southernmost tip of Mt.

He used to say that he was in their debt some much from their kindness, that he wanted to pay it back like he would want to take off a mout.

He put himself under obedience to the virtuous Elder Symeon, who gave him the Small Schema pfwith the new name Paisios. God will not require the same of everybody. We can only be partakers of it to a certain extent, according to the degree that the charitable Lord’s providence allows. A doctor paisioss not be concerned with gauzes and bandages. And Father Paisios answered, “Do you suppose that I’ve attained it?

Similarly, he who preaches the word of God egotistically and in a frenzy from his passions resembles the porcupine that transports grapes on its spikes in order to feed its children, but by moving about nervously it increasingly makes them bleed — especially if they are sensitive — instead of feeding them. He helps him throughout his whole life.

In such cases I say, ‘Here I have coffee and one or two aspirins. A soul that is still moved by the charm of the material world reveals that the vain world still lives within. Saint Paisios of Mount Athos. One can do a lot. The same applies to the man with pride: Good spiritual fathers are few today and the few that remain have to do their work in a hurry because of the many who go to them.


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Stillness far from the world very quickly brings also interior stillness in the soul with ascesis and continual prayer. After his operation, Elder Paisios had his heart set on returning to Mt. In addition to his other illnesses he suffered from hemorrhaging which left him very weak.

Shouldn’t we trust ourselves to God? Synaxarion [2] On this day July 12the memory of our venerable Father Paisios the New, of the Holy Mountain, who reposed in peace in the year There are also those who know the truth but adopt it in their own way in order to support their ideas.

Leaving the Sweet Desert. It has not diminished as time passes but has increased because of the many miracles that his sanctified soul performs even after his death, being next to the Throne of glory in Christ’s Kingdom.

There was a little elder who had simplified his life. He would say that God is greatly touched when someone who is in great suffering does not complain, but rather uses his energy to pray for others.

He is indifferent towards worldly things and continually thinks about the Heavenly Father, and being divinely in love, he glorifies his Creator day and night like an angel. They help more positively than do sweet words, just as bitter medicine is more beneficial than sweet syrups. Therefore, we do nothing and offer nothing to God, compared with His great loving-kindness. A Snake Confirms the Elder’s Words. All people earn zeros with their human strength, some more and some less.

The Appearance of Christ. Only moung man possessed by a demon sthos justified to mock people in the presence of others and tell them about their past inasmuch as the demon has rights, of coursein xthos to make weak souls falter.

Whoever behaves in a barbaric way, ostensibly to benefit souls spiritually, is worse than Diocletian, for Diocletian was an idolater and not a Ahos. They have not suffered so as to feel the pain of Christ for our salvation and be sweetened by the love of Christ, to become spiritually mad from divine love and absorbed in Heaven.


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Prayer in the Midst of Bullets. With human logic and justice we also hear the complaints of the laborers of the first and third hour in the Gospel Matthew They eat sweet fruits and offer God tree resin with the censer. Knowledgeable about the State of the Reposed.

In the bending of our knees, we humbly venerate God and entreat His mercy, for Him to forgive our sins; that is why they are called prostrations In Greek, the word metanoia, which means repentance, literally, “change of mind,” is used also for the word “prostration. I said, “If we destroy the lighthouse on the rocks, what will become of the ships?

Paisios of Mount Athos

A Deceptively Attractive Demonic Vision. He harshly accused himself, pushing himself to greater self-denial and more fervent prayer for his soul and for the whole world. If our minds are not present at the hour of spiritual study, athoss receive no benefit, but simply dally about and tire ourselves in vain, since we cannot remember anything.

As he had prophesied, St. On Sunday January 25, the first church in the world to be dedicated eder Saint Paisios the Athonite was consecrated in central LimassolCyprusin the neighbourhood of Ekali, across from Tsirion Stadium. The person, who, under all circumstances, is inclined to have positive thoughts, will always be a winner; his life will be a constant festivity, since it is constantly based on positive thinking” Priestmonk Christodoulos Aggeloglou, Elder Paisios elxer the Holy Mountain Mount Athos, Greece,p.

A Beam of Uncreated Light. Thousands of pilgrims visit his tomb each year.