The possessed and the mentally ill

The possessed and the mentally ill

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   There are times, in religious circles, when confusion arises over which people have mental health issues and which are possessed by demonic energy. When Saint Païsios the Athonite was asked how the people that have mental health issues can be distinguished from the possessed,...

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Saint Paisios the Athonite, Patron Saint of Signalmen

Saint Paisios the Athonite, Patron Saint of Signalmen

Nikolaos G. Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   Following a request by the Office of Military Chaplains, part of the General Staff of the Greek Armed Forces, the Holy Permanent Synod of the Church of Greece has declared Saint Paisios the Athonite to be the Patron Saint of the Corps...

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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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The globalized and the universal person: on the sacred memory of Saint Païsios

The globalized and the universal person: on the sacred memory of Saint Païsios

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   July 12, the Feast of Saint Païsios People weren’t made to stay where they are. They were made to become what they aren’t. Our majesty isn’t to be found in the present or the past,...

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James W. Lillie: My Personal Recollections of Saint Paisios

James W. Lillie: My Personal Recollections of Saint Paisios

As I mentioned in the recent article about the Elder, I was fortunate enough to translate his biography of Saint Arsenios. As a result of this, I met him on a number of occasions. Were I a more saintly person, I would no doubt have recognized more easily the sanctity...

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The Sanctity and Miracles of Blessed Paisios the Athonite

The Sanctity and Miracles of Blessed Paisios the Athonite

Saint Paisios died on the feast of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul according to the Old Calendar, which is certainly no coincidence. Since his death in 1994, word of his name and his reputation have grown globally. St. Paisios is all over the world. In this video a...

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Conversations with Abba Isaac: Saint Paisios and Positive Thinking

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Saint Paisios and Positive Thinking

There are few, if any, who have been more devoted to Abba Isaac than the Blessed Elder Paisios who recently was incorporated into the registry of Saints (1/13/15). Not only did the Holy Elder deeply love the teachings of Abba Isaac, but even more importantly, he lived and incarnated all...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, January 16, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 16, 2015

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are this week’s top stories: The Orthodox Church gets a new saint. The IOCC is on a mission to keep Syria’s children warm this...

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