Elder Joseph of Vatopedi on the life and personality of Abbess Taisia

Our Church, with its rich patristic tradition, is not devoid of examples and stories on spiritual matters in order to coach its people. Both our Fathers and the martyrs have left abundant material of remarkable splendor which refers to their life stories. Their sweet smelling sayings and their teachings have drawn the luminous trail for the salvation of those who would like to take the narrow and sorrowful path which leads to the Kingdom of God.

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”I pray for all of you”, from the Letters of Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi (2)

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi together with his first spiritual children Fr Athanasius (who later becam Metropolitan of Lemesos (Cyprus), Fr Efraim (who later became the Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi) and the theolgian and former Highschool Headmaster Mr ALekos Hristodoulou from Pyrgos Ileias (Greece)

Nea Sketi 21/1/1987

To my beloved child, I fatherly pray that Christ’s Grace be with your spirit.

I have received your letter, which was just a little smaller than a newspaper, though it could even be as big as that! Fr. Athanasios and Fr. Theonas are about to leave for Thessaloniki to see some doctors and to sort out the book, and they will perhaps speak with you there. I was very pleased to hear about X; it is good for him to have his own family nest, since time passes and then everything seems like drudgery. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »