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A New Saint of the Church. Elder Paisios Canonized Today
Elder Paisios of the Holy Mount Athos has been canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, during the session of the Holy Synod on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Saint Paisios had already been accepted as a Saint from the faithful and it was a matter of time for his canonization.
God is wondrous among His Saints! May we have his blessing! Note: I include amateur translations of a few hymns below for those who wish to seek his intercessions. There are several services written to St. Paisios in Greek, and I will refrain from additional translations right now, for several reasons, but especially until we know which service will get the final approval.
Apolytikion in the First Tone
The offspring of Farasa, and the adornment of Athos, and the imitator of the former righteous, equal in honor, O Paisios let us honor O faithful, the vessel full of graces, who hastens speedily to those who cry out: glory to Him Who gave you strength, glory to Him Who crowned you, glory to Him Who grants through you healings for all.
Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
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 life, filling them with rivers of gifts, therefore we cry out: Hail, O Father Paisios.
On the this day (July 12th), the memory of our venerable Father Paisios the New, of the Holy Mountain, who reposed in peace in the year 1994.