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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These people are in greater need of prayers so that God may work a miracle and transform their rocky hearts into human, spiritual ones, that they might fall in love with God; for only God “is able from these stones to raise up children unto Abraham” Matthew 3: Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone [2] The most-famed ascetic of the Holy Mountain, and the newly-enlightened light of the Church, let us praise him with hymns with all our heart, for he leads the faithful towards a perfect life, filling them with rivers of gifts, therefore we cry out: Preface to the Greek Edition.

The Promise of the Mother of God. As soon as the monk renounces and gives over his own to God and forgets them, then God must help them.

We should insist on humbling the egotist and hard-headed not with words but with prayer and humility. Those who work for Christ shall receive a hundredfold now in this time and, in the world to come, eternal life Mark Hesychia stillness in itself is a mystical prayer and greatly aids in prayer as the imperceptible breathing greatly aids man.

SAINT PAISIOS of Mount Athos

Paisios’ enlightenment, so that Greece may be saved,” he said. Apostolos, a theologian and chanter, [1] recounts his experiences with the Elder: Those who rush to play the role of the spiritual father, while still being filled with many spiritual toxins, resemble the unripe, sour quince fruit: His Ancestors According to the Flesh and to the Spirit.

Someone want to paint icons, has decide to become an icon painter, to make icons which will perform miracles; may it be. The young Arsenios was wholly given over to God and spent his free time dlder the silence of nature, where he would pray for eleer on end.

Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Naturally, handwork should be simple so that the hands become used to working on their paisiios without having need of the mind. Otherwise one can become humble for a moment, but your thought will say to you that you are something although in reality you’re nothing.

When someone gives his heart to God, then the mind of this man is also seized by the love of God.


We, notwithstanding the fact that we are sinners, do the opposite like hypocrites. Those who admonish others without discernment are spiritually darkened and hardened and haplessly view people as lifeless logs. He commited himself entirely into the hands of God and God in turn gave him as a light and guide to all who seek the Truth and salvation In his final weeks before leaving the Holy Mountain, he would often fall unconscious. If the specific handwork is noisy, soft and slow chant is very helpful, until the soul reaches the point of divine inattention, when it no longer hears the noise, or hears it only when it wishes, or, rather, when the mind nous descends from Heaven.

Elder Paisios’ wondrous life, which has been brought to light by Christ’s love for His Church, exactingly followed the footsteps of the Saints of old in all its manifestations. Hence, let us never consent to an evil thought; let us always energize the good if we wish to transform the evil factories of our hearts into good factories.

Paisios stayed there untilwhen he moved to his final home on the Holy Mountain, the hermitage Panagouda, which belongs to the Monastery of Koutloumousiou.

Whoever behaves in a barbaric way, ostensibly to benefit souls spiritually, is worse than Diocletian, for Diocletian was an idolater and not a Christian.

He, on the other hand, who does handwork in haste and nervousness, transmits this demonic condition to others as well. It was during this time of hospitalization that his long friendship began with the young sisterhood of St. Home About us Links Sitemap. There are also those who know the truth but adopt it in their own way in order to support their ideas.

Only I give prayers.

This method is very helpful for it creates spiritual liveliness and drives away the weariness of inaction through interspersed spiritual movements, moujt.

Although the Good God gives us abundant blessings, acts ppaisios for our own good and has made everything to be of service to us and to be sacrificed for us, from plants to animals and birds, whether big or small, and even though God Himself sacrificed His life to redeem man, many of us remain indifferent and wound Him with our great ingratitude and insensitivity.

From the Greek word hesychiawhich means stillness life in the desert greatly assists prayer with its many prerequisites. Soon after, Father Averkios went to the then idiorrhythmic brotherhood of Philotheou monasterywhere his uncle was a monk. Athos who had been scandalized by the strange behavior and stories told by a atuos monk would when they met Elder Paisios, mouunt him what was wrong with the monk.


According to the wishes of the Elder, Fr. The elder said concerning papa-Tychon: Elder Paisios was most grateful, and after his recovery, he did whatever he could, materially and spiritually, to help them build their monastery.

Many prostrations are usually made athoz our hearts leap with gratitude to God, for the soul expresses itself with the external flutter of prostrations that bring abundant Grace and bodily dispassion. Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, abbot of St.

Soon after his tonsure, monk Averkios left Esphigmenou and ot the then idiorhythmic brotherhood of Philotheou Monasterywhere his uncle was a monk. Closeness to Wild Animals. Whether they crucified His two legs with one or two nails has no importance, inasmuch as both were nailed and He suffered the pain and drank the vinegar, that He might sweeten us again in Paradise, eternally close to Him, as our Loving Father.

In he spent time at the Monastery of Stavronikita. The heart, of course, is sthos cleansed by this bodily contraction, but rather through a humble, philotimo sigh of repentance, originating from the depth of our heart.

SAINT PAISIOS of Mount Athos

Elder Paisios, perhaps more than any other contemporary elder, has captured the minds and hearts of Greek people. Those who do not put themselves in the place of their suffering fellow man are deserted by God, experience a terrible fall, and learn to feel pain. In order to gather our mind in our heart at the hour of prayer, it is very helpful to hold our breath slightly, but not constantly, for the heart is harmed by this bodily contraction.

You will consider everyone your brother or your sister, for we are all children of Eve of the large family of Adam, of God.

God forbid — these two ends could strike at one another continually and no one could find an “end to it all. On his return to Mount Athos inElder Paisios took up residence at the Skete of Iviron before moving to Katounakia at piasios southernmost tip of Mount Athos for a short stay in the desert there.

Retrieved from ” https: In our day, however, many of us, who are unfortunately influenced by worldly love, which can make no spiritual pledge, supposedly venture to do good, to donate blood, but our blood is full of spiritual bacteria and we do more harm than good.