Elder Symeon, Abbot of Grigoriou Monastery (+1905)

Elder Symeon, Abbot of Grigoriou Monastery (+1905)

Monk Moïsis   A man blessed by God, Spyridon Angelidis, as he was before his tonsure, was born in Tripoli in the Peloponnese in 1830. In 1852 he arrived at the Monastery of Ayiou Pavlou with three friends. According to Abbot Serafeim, who died in 1960: ‘Casting off all secular...

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The Perspective of the Two Elders

The Perspective of the Two Elders

It was a pleasure to see how Elders Paisios and Elder Porfyrios thought about each other. One of the monks said to Elder Paisios: ‘I’d like to talk to you about something I’ve discussed with Elder Porfyrios’. ‘If you’ve talked to Elder Porfyrios, you don’t need to talk to me...

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Put them behind you

Put them behind you

Elder Iakovos Tsalikis   If anything’s troubling you psychologically, put it behind you. Our days should pass in peace and meekness. Don’t worry, don’t let it get to you and upset you. Worries eat away at people. Worries ate away at me and I fell ill with my heart and...

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Saint David told Christ and He granted his wish

Saint David told Christ and He granted his wish

A miracle performed by Saint David on Evia and Elder Iakovos Tsalikis (Attested by Fr. Ioannis Niryianakis) At the hospital where I was working, a student was admitted with a high temperature. This student was called Stylianos Steryianos, was the son of Christos and Evangelia, and lived in Patisia. His...

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Elder Paisios performed the operation for you this morning!

Elder Paisios performed the operation for you this morning!

Nikolaos Koulouris, Professor of the Law Department of the European University of Cyprus describes the following event. In 2012, Stelios Kreouzos, who’s a journalist with the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and a student of mine at the Law Department of the European University of Cyprus, was diagnosed as having fluid in...

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It’s difficult for young people to come to church (part 2)

It’s difficult for young people to come to church (part 2)

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis († Former Abbot of the Monastery of Grigoriou, the Holy Mountain)   We have many examples of young people who’ve been disappointed with one and all and have turned to Christ as the last and sole resort to escape their situation. Lots of young people who’ve been...

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It’s difficult for young people to come to church

It’s difficult for young people to come to church

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis († Former Abbot of the Monastery of Grigoriou, the Holy Mountain)   It’s difficult for young people today to approach the mystery of repentance. Modern young people find it hard to approach the Church in general, or the clergy, because there’s now a certain prejudice against the...

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Elder Arsenios Spileotis (1886-1983)

Elder Arsenios Spileotis (1886-1983)

Elder Arsenios Spileotis (1886-1983), fellow struggler for more than 40 years with Saint Elder Joseph the Hesychast ( 1897-1959) It is not easy to describe in a few pages the life and works of a great ascetic of the might of blessed Elder Arsenios. He was born in Pontos. While...

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Abbot Damascene: Genesis – Evolution under the light of the teaching of the Holy Fathers

Abbot Damascene: Genesis – Evolution under the light of the teaching of the Holy Fathers

Watch Now The teaching of Father Seraphim Rose about the patristic view of the creation of the world and its impact to the life of the modern man and Christian is the subject of this part of interview to Pemptousia, given by father Damascene, Abbot of the Monastery of St....

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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [7]

In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [7]

Moving on now to more theological issues, one day I asked the Elder whether God Himself really had to be crucified in order for us to be saved. Wasn’t there another way? ‘Of course’, he said, ‘only the Lord knows these things. However it seems as if there was no...

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