Monthly Archives: May 2015

Тhe descent of the Holy Ghost – Pentecost

Тhe descent of the Holy Ghost – Pentecost – Trinity Sunday The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and ten days after the Feast of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Life in the Family…by Elder Paisios

Temptations on feast days —Geronta, why do temptations often occur on feast days? —Don’t you know? On feast days, Christ, the Panagia, and the Saints are joyful. They treat people, giving blessings and spiritual gifts. If parents give gifts when … Continue reading

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Work and Spiritual Life…by Elder Paisios

Work is a blessing —Geronta, in the old days they would say, “Better to wear out your shoes rather than blankets.” What did they mean? —They meant, “Better to wear out your shoes by working than to stay in bed … Continue reading

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Spiritual Life in the Family…by Elder Paisios

Children and the spiritual life Geronta, if a mother gives holy water to her child and he spits it out, what should she do? —She should pray for her child. Maybe the way in which she gives the holy water … Continue reading

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Saint Paisios Athonite

Saint Paisios Athonite – Russian Film with English Subtitles Arsenios Eznepidis was born on July 25, 1924, to pious parents in the town of Farasa, Cappadocia of Asia Minor, shortly before the population exchange between Greece and Turkey following the Greco-Turkish … Continue reading

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Spiritual Life in the Family…by Elder Paisios

The practice of virtue within the family —Geronta, how can a husband become practiced in the virtues? —God will give him opportunities. Many men, however, after asking God to give them opportunities to practice the virtues, grumble when they are … Continue reading

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The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ Christ ascended to Heaven as man and as God. Once he became a man, being at the same time, as always, perfect God, he never put off His manhood, but deified it, and … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Family Life…by Elder Paisios

The harmony of God is hidden within a diversity of personalities. One day a man came to my kalyve and told me that he was very worried because he was not of the same mind with his wife. I saw, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Life in the Family…by Elder Paisios

Prayer in the family —Geronta, should the entire family do compline together at night? [6] —The older family members should motivate the youngsters with their solemnity. They should do compline and say to the small children: “If you want, stay … Continue reading

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Jonathan Jackson: “How I became Orthodox”

In his interview given to the Greek journalists Jonathan Jackson has said that he read much about the Holy Mountain and dreamt of visiting Mt. Athos and seeing the place where people for more than 1000 years are praying for … Continue reading

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