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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While there he had the blessing of being in contact with the ascetic Elder Tychon who lived in the hermitage of the Holy Cross, near Stavronikita.

But even if he is not inexperienced or deceitful, but works only from human justice and logic, he will once again wrong the Spirit of God, and, as a result, harm himself and others. He was buried, according to his wishes, at the Monastery of St. His last days were full ppaisios suffering, but also of the joy of the martyrs.

The angel, as an angel, always spreads what he possesses — heavenly joy and delight. The Holy Spirit is One. The great sin is joylessness. Shouldn’t we trust ourselves to God?

He becomes like the violent man who uses a thick scrub brush to clean mucus from the eye of a baby. Although most women have great prerequisites for the spiritual life, they make little progress. If you go there you’ll be saved. Thousands of pilgrims visit his grave each year, so as to receive his blessing.

Flder does Good and is Slandered. The two extremes always weary Mother Church, as well as those who hold to them, because the two extremes as a rule stab one another Those who are able to bend these two extremes and make them unite, will be crowned by Christ with two imperishable crowns.

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

We limit his freedom from the beginning. The more the man progresses, however, and paisis becomes stronger, the more God reveals to him.

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Whether we pray for ourselves or for others, the prayer must be from the heart. 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 ellder Him, as our Loving Father. Many prostrations are usually made when our hearts leap with gratitude to Eldrr, for the soul expresses itself with the external flutter of prostrations that bring abundant Grace and bodily dispassion.

God gives the soul. The Staff and Support of his Family. Thus, they triumph with immortality, and, taking the key to eternity out from beneath the gravestone, they proceed freely to eternal blessedness. When a person feels great pain for his sinfulness or his ungratefulness towards God, but sthos very much in God, he is greatly consoled by Him.

Sensitive people must be very careful of self-accusation, because the devil tries to convert it into despair through hypersensitivity. They are like the illiterate shepherds leder observe the weather in the countryside, day and night, and become good meteorologists.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A certain monk known to me happened to go with a group on an excursion.

Elsewhere Elder Paisius counseled: In addition to his other illnesses he suffered from hemorrhaging which left him very weak. Neither should we pressure others with such scholastic pedantry, causing ourselves headaches in order only to persuade them, repeating the truth many times when they are ignorant of it, aware only of lies.


There is no athhos distance doctor. When one is alone, he may first do full prostrations, then small ones, and then say the Jesus Prayer sitting down or kneeling, and repeat this sequence depending on the time he has to offer.

This page was last edited on December 19,at Their life is a constant doxology, for they flutter about internally like angels, glorifying God day and night. Likewise, those who are mindful in spiritual study, but only so as to entertain themselves, without employing it for their spiritual progress, resemble farmers who are too bored to grab the plow and instead snatch a spot in the dense shade.

Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

I once again thank the Good God Who does not loathe me, His detestable child, but as an affectionate Father always provides His blessings for me, even more so on feast days like today, the day of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. The Elder Helps sthos New Monk. Blessed Life in the Desert. 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. After the operation he spent some time recovering in the hospital and was then transferred to the monastery at Souroti. If our minds are not present at the hour of spiritual study, we receive no benefit, but simply dally about and tire paisois in vain, since we cannot remember anything.

Very hesitantly but in the strength of a demanding seeker, he told me he was Something similar happens with Christians.