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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Help for a Departed Soul. I often see a strange thing that occurs with religious people, reminding one of a vegetable market. We much not compel others to follow the spiritual struggle.

Their hearts are full of gratitude towards God and their fellow men, and out of spiritual sensitivity they try paaisios repay the slightest good which others do to them and were spiritually enriched. Someone want to paint icons, has pf to become an icon painter, to make icons which will perform miracles; may it be. Preparation for the Monastic Life. I said, “If we destroy the lighthouse on the rocks, what will become of the ships?

When you know yourself you acquire humility, which become a permanent condition. Stillness and freedom from worry help to recollect the person in prayer. 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: In the Holy Land and Sinai.

Of greater value is one word of a humble man who has spiritual experience, coming with pain from the bottom of his heart, than a whole array of learned words from a superficial man, coming with great speed from his learned tongue. Theology is the eldre of God, which is apprehended by pure, humble and spiritually regenerated souls, and not the beautiful words of the mind, which are crafted with literary art and expressed by the legal or worldly spirit.


Vassiliadis Potamitis Egle-Ekaterine Rev. With this divine enlightenment one easily finds the keys to divine meanings, so as to interpret the Spirit of God in a very simple and natural way, without causing an intellectual headache.

Paisios of Mount Athos

Those who struggle patristically become empirical theologians through the paosios of the Grace of the Holy Spirit. After the operation he spent some time recovering in the hospital and was then transferred to the monastery at Souroti. The young Arsenios was wholly given over to God and spent his free time in the silence of nature, where he would pray for hours on end.

The elder spoke again on the same theme: 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. And since we believe that the souls of reposed righteous ones remain alive with our Lord Jesus Christ, we can learn from him as from one still alive, becoming, as it were, his posthumous disciples. From the new book, Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: On the twelfth, Paisios reposed. It appears to take away freedom, but without these protective measures the child will die in the first moment.

Utter Estrangement from the World. I can not understand. Neither should we pointlessly lose our time lecturing others spiritually, while they find enjoyment in worldly conversations, egotistically volunteering their opinions. Those who suffer trials unjustly imitate Christ; and those who face hardships due to their sins are blessed, because they are forgiven their sins in this life.

These people are in greater need of prayers so that God may work a miracle paiaios 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: In this state of being were found the Holy Fathers: Sweet words and great truths have value when they come out of truthful mouths and find a place within good-intentioned souls and those great people who have pure atjos.


A heart, on the other hand, that is captured by the vain world maintains an unnourished soul and a darkened mind, and while the person appears to others to be a human being, he is in essence a oc monstrosity. The internal beauty of the soul, apart from spiritually beautifying and sanctifying man externally, with Divine Grace revealing him to others, also beautifies and sanctifies the ugly clothes the graced man of God wears.

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The same thing applies to Saints who never insulted a sinful person in the presence of others, but with love, spiritual nobility, and in a hidden way, helped in the correction of the evil. When they arrived for the operation that Wednesday, the doctors discovered that the tumor had disappeared.

He struggles to go out from his small family and enters into the great family. Paisios in the Great Schema.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Worker and Preacher of Repentance. He sees the Lamb Thrashing. Sacrifice for our fellow man conceals our great love for Christ.