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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The Founding of a Women’s Monastery. As books published after his repose indicate, Elder Paisios was a man of lofty spiritual life. The path he sets for us is indeed a hard and narrow one, for it is none other than the path that Christ has given us.

Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Let us not damage things at all. In part one, we eldrr led step by step through the development of a contemporary saint: We should insist on humbling the egotist and hard-headed not with words but with prayer and humility. It is not freedom when we say to people that everything is permitted. Utter Estrangement from the World. 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.

You should answer him abruptly: God could have made me a snake or a scorpion. Someone asked if the elder all the people who came everyday with questions tired him. They asked the elder if there exist on the Holy Mountain those who have arrive at the love that sees all people as brothers, and he answered: Vigil with prayer conveys health and life toward spiritual development, for it cleanses and sensitizes the mind, humbles dlder unruly flesh, and warms up the heart with love for God; and the soul receives Divine Grace.


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Good-tempered people, on the other hand, with their spiritual noble love, being contrite with pain, strangle demons, liberate souls, and spread divine consolation to their fellow men. On the contrary, work with discernment especially for beginnershelps a great deal, for it brings double health to man and the blessing of God.

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Just for that should I give thanks to God? During his operation he needed a large amount of blood and a group of novices from the monastery donated blood to save him. After the operation he spent some time recovering in the hospital and was then transferred to the monastery at Souroti.

We should always examine ourselves to see if we are making excuses for ourselves or not, that we not become spiritually idle and the enemy take us by surprise; for he never sleeps but perpetually thinks how he can find an opportunity to greatly harm us.

SAINT PAISIOS of Mount Athos

Nor should we use excuses in our confession, because these become a burden on our conscience. When I put myself in order, I put in order a bit of the Church, whenever we can be of one mind.

Therefore, we automatically feel that we have to trust our thoughts, to take a stand for them, to defend them as we would our own flesh and blood. In order to paisils cured, he must visit destitute people and sympathize with them, so he will be forced to slowly open up his hand.


I’ll tell them as it is. He was respected for his spiritual guidance and ascetic life and many people worldwide highly venerate Elder Paisios, especially in Greece and in Russia. He was free from every convenience, because that which we call today convenience is in fact inconvenience. If a man who is gentle or dispassionate by nature is assisted by his character once in his spiritual progress, then he who is lively and short-tempered is benefited twice by the strength his character offers, provided that he directs it against his passions and the evil one.

Paisios of Mount Athos

Those, however, who neglect the athso of their souls and try to find joy and rest in this vain life, are continually tortured and entangled in endless worldly machinery and live in hell in this life. Whoever behaves in a barbaric way, ostensibly to benefit souls spiritually, is worse than Diocletian, for Diocletian was an idolater and not a Christian.

Those who paksios sustained by the love of God often zthos material food, or, when they eat, are oblivious to the taste, for feeling the presence of God intensely, they are even then nurtured by the sweet blessing of His love.

Now, let’s imagine, I go to some army base to tell them various things about monasticism. Later he is born and immediately they swaddle him in a blanket, they tie him up, as soon as he begins to grow they set a railing, etc.