Moses monk, the well known intellectual, has given an interview to the 24hour ecclesiastical news agency “Romfea.gr”. We have visited his cell at Saint Panteleimon Skete of the Holy Mount Athos.
Elder Moses, speaking to the Director of “Romfea.gr”, Mr. Emilios Poligenis, gives substantial answers on issues which refer to the Holy Mountain, the professor Christos Giannaras, the Vatopedi case and the Abbot Efrem, the financial crisis and the Patriarch’s liturgy at Panayia of Sourmela monastery. The interview went on as follows: read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »
Some comments made by Misha: This letter was received in 2006. It was kept hidden because of personal reasons of its recipient. Today the time has come to publish it after getting the permission from its author. A friend, G, met Fr Paisios, whose existence he was not aware of, in 2001(seven years after the elder’s passing), when G went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Mount Athos. The following letter describes the beautiful circumstances of the meeting, the conversation and his acquaintance with Elder Paisios.
I would like first to give thanks to the Lord, for people like Elder Paisios, and especially for dear G, who so openly entrusted me with the details of his acquaintance with Elder Paisios. I pray that Our Lady and the Elder will protect him and his family now that he is in foreign lands. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »
Vatopaidifriend.In remembrance of the sixteen years since the passing of Elder Paisios, we publish a conversation he had with a person who today is a monk at a monastery in Holy Mount Athos.
– Geronta, do all the monks understand the meaning of what it means to be a monk?
– Monasticism is a great honor and blessing which the Lord has given to man. It is only very slowly that the monk comprehends its deeper meaning. This makes him feel a real delight. He does not stop giving praise and thanks to the Lord. He feels the great honor which has been done to him. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »
By Spyros Mpazinas
I have lived away from my country for many years. I have travelled to many countries and continents. I have eaten at the world’s best restaurants. But I have enjoyed the best meal of my life at Holy Mount Athos.
Farther D was archontaris and could not visit the Dionisiou monastery to see blessed Elder Charalambos, former Abbot of the monastery, as he would have wished. For my part, I intended to visit the monastery to meet with Fr. Theoklitos as well. Fr D asked me to do him a favor. He wanted me to write down some of the questions he had on a piece of paper and record Fr Charalambo’s answers on the tape recorder. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »
These days when stress and insecurity prevails and unimportant issues are presented as crucial, I think we must remember the wonderful Saintly Elders (gerontes) of our times, who lived among us just a few years ago. These gerontes were regularly consoling hundreds of people of all religions and beliefs, believers and non believers alike, and were performing miracles with their prayers, curing many of their physical and mental illnesses.
Gerontas Paisios of Agio Oros (Holy Mount Athos), whose many prophecies have been regularly cited in this blog, used to say:
-“If one lives to serve his own interest only, he is a useless person”.
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Everyone knows that when one is deliberately ignoring certain facts, one is equally guilty had he been falsifying them. And this is true of the press.
In the last twenty days, Cypriot papers have been isolating some quotations from a certain book written by Yeronta Iosif Vatopedinos regarding the virtue of obedience, and gave the false impression that “yerontas”, or elder, tries to take the position of Jesus in the monasteries, and that Jesus Himself is nowhere to be found! They also implied that, when Yerontas Efraim travels outside Ayio Oros , carrying with him the Ayia Zoni, of our Lady, for people to worship, he does so in order to promote his image as “The” elder and that any donations offered by the faithful are misappropriated by the monastery.
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Χωρίς νέες δημοσιευσεις λειτουργεί τους τελευταίους πέντε μήνες η σελίδα για τον γέροντα Παϊσιο του Αγιορείτη στο face book (ΓΕΡΩΝ ΠΑΪΣΙΟΣ – ELDER PAISIOS). Καθώς από τις 23 Ιουλίου του 2009 αιφνιδιαστικά διεκόπη η δυνατότητα κοινοποιήσεων υλικού (που είχε ο διαχειριστής) χωρίς μάλιστα οι υπευθυνοι του δικτύου να επικαλεστούν κάποιο σοβαρό επιχείρημα. Σημειωτέον ότι, ο αριθμός των μελών της σελίδας ξεπερνά τις 77.000 !!!
Σε επικοινωνία που είχε ο διαχειριστής της σελίδας με το face book περί τα τέλη Ιουλίου υποστηρίχθηκε οτι το πρόβλημα θα λυθεί άμεσα. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »