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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It requires attention and caution. Preparation for the Monastic Life. Because he spent so much time listening to people both monastic and lay and helping them with their problems, Elder Paisios became acutely aware of the various spiritual diseases afflicting modern Western man.

Some set the people to do things contrary to whatever they can do. When an impassioned person rebukes an egotist, then it is that the pistol strikes the flint and fires erupt. 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 og, filling them with rivers of gifts, therefore we cry out: The rest is taken care of by His Grace.

Arsenios guided his flock along their four-hundred-mile trek to Greece.

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He was noted for his bravery, self-sacrifice and moral righteousness. If there were good spiritual fathers, there would not be so many psychiatrists. At mmount time the Elder said, “The more one hurts, the more divine consolation one receives, because otherwise it is not possible to stand the pain Let us not bring the world and its customs, comforts and luxury, into the monastery.

The logical mind hinders the Grace of God and miracles. That is a big joke. For one’s elderr is the only firm foundation and seal of sanctity. Qthos far from the world very quickly brings also interior stillness in the soul with ascesis and continual prayer. He Sees the Grace of the Priesthood. If, however, one does not become spiritually related to the Holy Fathers and wants to take up translating or writing, he will wrong both the Holy Fathers and himself, as well as the people, with his spiritual cloudiness.

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While concerned about his compatriots who had family, he didn’t worry for himself because he was single and had no children. The same with you. Mout life is a constant doxology, for they flutter about internally like angels, glorifying God day and night. After his operation, Elder Paisios had his heart set on returning to Mount Athos.

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 mouny life. The Appearance of Christ. I can not understand. That is why it is necessary for one to leave the world for the desert, struggle with humility, repentance and prayer, be deserted by his passions, remove his spiritual “rust” and turn into a good conductor in order to receive Divine Grace and become a true theologian.

Inhe was operated on and had part of his lungs removed.

Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

The bright and discerning man not only makes use of the gifts the Good God has given him, as well as the kindness of others, for his spiritual progress, but also makes use of mohnt injustices, contempt, etc.

I don’t give prescriptions at a distance. This biography, written by his close spiritual disciple Elder Isaac and universally recognized as the most authoritative account of his life, has been reprinted numerous times in noumerous languages.

And they said to me that Orthodox monasticism doesn’t produce anything, whereas theirs undertake great ministries. Spiritual study warms up the soul and, with philotimomoves it to prayer and struggle.

Elder Paisios stayed by his side until his repose, serving him selflessly as his disciple. Christ does not commend killing people with cruel behavior and sending souls to Paradise, but He wants us to help our fellow men so that we might all go to Paradise together.

This is not the case with those who are well rested and feel no drowsiness. He was a conscientious monk, finding ways to both complete his obedience’s which required contact with others and to preserve his silence, so as to progress in the art of prayer. On the contrary, work with discernment especially for beginnershelps a great deal, for it brings double health to man and the blessing of God. They eat sweet fruits and offer God tree resin with the censer.


Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. The same applies to the man with pride: While there, he was in obedience to Elder Symeon.

Others, who are unlearned, have grasped the dogma with their teeth, which explains why they grate their teeth when discussing ecclesiastical themes. If possible, it is even better to be completely alone.

During this session, the Holy and Sacred Synod: In such cases I say, ‘Here I have coffee and one or two aspirins. The Elder Responds to a Pilgrim’s Thought. He warned them not to oc others, and that this monk was actually virtuous and was simply pretending to be a fool when visitors would come, so as to preserve his silence. An Obstacle before his Atyos. When the discussion is spiritual it doesn’t weary.

Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Those who come close to people in pain, naturally draw near to God, because God is always by the side of His children who are in pain. Those who do not sacrifice their physical health for the love of Christ, scorning their bodily rest, will not atuos spiritual rest, either in this life or in the next, eternal life. These people are, of course, the greatest heroes, because even death trembles before them, since they defy death out of love.

One Saturday, before going in for surgery, he went to the elder with his father. To begin with, since I never imagined that a time would come when I would narrate Father Paisios’ life