Saint Paisios of Mount Athos in Greece (+1994) and the young George the Tibetan Buddhist monk

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Saint Paisios of Mount Athos in Greece (+1994) 

and the young George the Tibetan Buddhist monk

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ORTHODOX PATH

George, a young man of sixteen or seventeen, came to Mount Athos in Greece to go from one monastery to another. Though Greek by blood, he had been raised abroad from early childhood among Tibetan Buddhist monks in their monastery. He had made a great deal of progress in meditation, and he had become an accomplished sorcerer, able to summon any demon he wanted. He was also an expert in the martial arts. Using the power of Satan, he made impressive displays of his abilities: he broke hazelnuts in his palm, and tossed away the shells while the nuts remained attached to his hand. He could read closed books. He struck large rocks with his bare hand, and they shattered like walnuts.

Some monks brought George to Saint Paisios so that he could help him. George asked Saint Paisios what powers he had, what he could do, and the St Paisios answered that he himself didn’t have any power, and that all power is from God.

George, wanting to demonstrate his power, concentrated his gaze on a large rock in the distance, and it shattered. Saint Paisios took a small rock and made the sign of the Cross over it, and told him to destroy it too. He concentrated and performed his magic, but he couldn’t shatter it. Then he started trembling, and the satanic powers―which he thought he controlled―since they weren’t able to break the rock, turned against him and hurled him to the opposite bank of the river. Saint Paisios picked him up in a miserable condition.

“Another time,” recounted St Paisios, “while we were talking, he suddenly stood up, grabbed me by the arms and spun me around backward. ‘Let’s see Hadjiefendis get you lose, if he can,’ he said. I felt it was like blasphemy to say that. I moved my hands a little, like this, and he was jerked away. He jumped up in the air and tried to kick me, but his foot stopped near my face, like it had hit an invisible wall! God protected me.

“At night, I kept him there, and he slept in my cell. The demons dragged him down into the pit and thrashed him for failing. In the morning he was in a bad state, injured and covered in thorns and dirt. He confessed, ‘Satan beat me up because I couldn’t defeat you.’”

St Paisios convinced George to bring him his magical texts, and he burned them. “When he came here”, St Paisios recalled, “he had some sort of charm or amulet with him. I went to take it, but he wouldn’t give it to me. I took a candle and said, “Lift the leg of your pants up a little.” Then I put the lit candle against his leg―he yelled and jumped up. “Well,” I said, “if the flame from a little candle is for you, how are you going to endure the fire of hell that you’re going to end up in because of what you’re doing?”

St Paisios kept the young man close to him for a little while and helped him, so long as he was willing to be obedient. He felt such compassion for him that he said, “I would leave the desert and go out into the world to help this boy.” He made an effort to learn if he had been baptized and even found out the name of the church where his baptism had taken place. Shaken by the power and the grace of the Elder, George wanted to become a monk, but he wasn’t able to.

Saint Paisios would refer to George’s case to show what a delusion it is to think that all religions are the same, that everyone believes in the same God, and that there’s no difference between Tibetan Buddhist and Orthodox monks.

From the Book:

Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

©2012 For the English Language by The Holy Monastery Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian

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The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Souroti, near Thessaloniki, Greece

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ORTHODOX WEB

The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian is situated in the village Souroti, 20km away from the airport of Thessaloniki, Greece.

On July 12th 1994, Saint Paisios reposed and was buried at the Monastery, next to the church of St Arsenios the Cappadocian.

TEL: 0030 23960 41320

Monastery typical rule for appropriate clothing:

Entry to the Convent is not allowed to women wearing trousers, short skirts, and sleeveless or backless dresses.

Women should wear a skirt that’s wide and long, reaching below the knee.

The Convent does not provide skirts, shawls/scarves or other articles of clothing.

Entry is also denied to men wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts.

These rules also apply to children.

The Monastery is open:

Tuesday and Thursday

Winter Time: 10 am – 1 pm και 4 pm – 6 pm

Summer Time: 10 am – 1 pm και 5 pm – 7 pm

SATURDAY

Winter Time: 10 am ­ 03 pm

Summer Time: 10 am ­ 03 pm

SUNDAY

Winter Time: 11 am – 1 pm και 4 pm – 6 pm

Summer Time: 11 am – 1 pm και 5 pm – 7 pm

During the Clean Week and the Holy Week the Convent is closed

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Orthodox Church Quotes: Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

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Orthodox Church Quotes:

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

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Saint Paisios of Mount Athos (+1994), the false evolution & the temptation of atheism when he was 11 years old & the appearance of Jesus Christ to him

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Saint Paisios of Mount Athos (+1994),

the false evolution & the temptation of atheism when he was 11 years old

& the appearance of Jesus Christ to him

From the age of eleven [says Saint Paisios], I would read the lives of the Saints, I would fast and keep vigil. My older brother would take the books and hide them, but that didn’t stop me. I would just go into the forest and keep reading there.

Later, when I was fifteen, a friend of my brother named Costas told my brother, “I’ll make him willingly give up all this nonesense.” He came and explained to me Darwin’s theory of evolution. I was shaken by this, and I said, “I’ll go and pray, and, if Christ is God, He’ll appear to me so that I’ll believe. I’ll see a shadow, hear a voice—He will show me a sign.” That’s all I could come up with at the time.

So, I went and began to pray and make prostrations for hours; but nothing happened. Eventually I stopped in a state of exhaustion. Then something Costas had said came to mind: “I accept that Christ is an important man,” he had told me, “righteous and virtuous, Who was hated out of envy for His virtue and condemned by His countrymen.” I thought to myself, “since that’s how Christ was, even if He was only a man, He deserves my love, obedience, and self-sacrifice. I don’t want paradise; I don’t want anything. It is worth making every sacrifice for the sake of His holiness and kindness.”

God was waiting to see how I would deal with this temptation. After this, Christ Himself appeared to me in a great light. He was visible from the waist up. He looked at me with tremendous love and said, “I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in Me, even if he dies, he shall live” (Jn. 11:25). He was holding the Gospel in His left hand, open to the page where the same words were written.

With this event, the uncertainties that had troubled my soul were overcome, and in divine grace I came to know Christ as true God and Savior of the world. I was convinced of the truth of the God-man, not by men or books, but by the very Lord Himself, who revealed Himself to me even at this young age. Firmly established in faith, I thought to myself, “Come back now, Costas, if you want, and we’ll have a talk.”

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Books of St Paisios

Heilige Paisos van de Heilige Athos Berg, Griekenland (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Dutch

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SAINT PAISIOS OF MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE

Heilige Paisos van de Heilige Athos Berg, Griekenland (+1994)

Feestdag 12 juli

Een nieuwe Orthodoxe heilige: Vader Paisos van de Heilige Athos Berg werd gecanoniseerd door de Oecumenische Patriarch tijdens de bijeenkomst van de Heilige Synode op dinsdag 13 januari 2015. De Heilige Paisios was reeds als een heilige erkend door de gelovigen en het was slechts een kwestie van tijd voor hij zou gecanoniseerd worden.

Arsenios Aznepidis werd geboren op 25 juli 1924 in Farasa, Cappadocië in Klein-Azië, kort voor de volkswisseling tussen Griekenland en Turkije na de Turks-Griekse oorlog van 1919 tot 1922. Hij ontving zijn naam van de heilige Arsenios van Cappadocië, die hem doopte, het kind zijn naam gaf en zijn toekomst als kloosterling voorspelde. Kort na zijn doopsel moesten de jonge Arsenios en zijn familie Klein-Azië verlaten als gevolg van het vredesakkoord van Lausanne. De heilige Arsenios leidde zijn volk op deze tocht van 600 km naar Griekenland. De familie Eznepidis settelde zich in Konitsa in Epirus in het noordwesten van Griekenland. Zoals hij voorspeld had, overleed de heilige Arsenios veertig dagen nadat zijn groep zich in Griekenland gevestigd had en liet hij hen als zijn spirituele erfgenaam de jonge Arsenios na. Arsenios groeide op in Konitsa en werd schrijnwerker na zijn middelbare school.

Tijdens de burgeroorlog in Griekenland na de Tweede Wereldoorlog, diende Arsenios als radio operateur. Hij was zeer bezorgd voor zijn landgenoten en hun familie, maar niet bang voor zichzelf omdat hij alleenstaande was zonder kinderen. Hij werd opgemerkt voor zijn moed, zelfopoffering en morele rechtschapenheid. Na de burgeroorlog wou hij het klooster binnetreden, maar hij moest voor zijn zusters zorgen, die nog ongehuwd waren. Tegen 1950 had hij voor de toekomst van zijn zusters gezorgd en kon hij zijn monastieke roeping volgen.

Hij kwam op de Athos Berg toe in 1950, eerst bij Vader Kyril, de toekomstige Abt van het Koutloumousiou Klooster en ging dan naar het Esphigmenou Klooster. In 1954 na vier jaar noviciaat, kreeg hij de monnik tonsuur en de Continue reading “Heilige Paisos van de Heilige Athos Berg, Griekenland (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Dutch”

Święty Paisjusz z Góry Athos, Grecja (+1994) – 12 lipca ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Polish

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SAINT PAISIOS OF MOUNT ATHOS

Święty Paisjusz z Góry Athos, Grecja (+1994)

12 lipca

Paisjusz, imię świeckie Arsenios Eznepidis (ur. 25 lipca 1924 w Farasie, zm. 12 lipca 1994 w Suroti) – starzec mnich z Góry Athos, autor pouczeń duchowych, prawosławny święty.

Życie

Urodził się w rodzinie greckiej w Kapadocji. W miesiąc po jego narodzeniu jego rodzice, razem z innymi greckimi mieszkańcami regionu musieli opuścić Azję Mniejszą i przenieść się do Grecji w ramach wymiany ludności między Grecją a Turcją. Wychowany w bardzo pobożnej rodzinie, Arsenios od dzieciństwa czytał żywoty świętych. Po ukończeniu szkoły podstawowej uzyskał kwalifikacje stolarza i podjął pracę w tym charakterze. W ostatnich latach II wojny światowej służył w armii greckiej jako radiotelegrafista, wyróżniając się odwagą. Po zakończeniu służby w 1949 i znalezieniu mężów dla swoich sióstr wstąpił do monasteru. W 1950 dotarł na Athos, gdzie został skierowany do klasztoru Esfigmenu. Po czteroletnim okresie nowicjatu złożył pierwsze śluby zakonne z imieniem Awerkiusz.

W 1956 złożył wieczyste śluby małej schimy, otrzymując nowe imię Paisjusz. Miało to miejsce w klasztorze Filoteu, gdzie mnich Paisjusz przeniósł się Continue reading “Święty Paisjusz z Góry Athos, Grecja (+1994) – 12 lipca ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Polish”

Catecismo Ortodoxo: San Paisio de Grecia (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Spanish


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Catecismo Ortodoxo: San Paisio de Grecia (+1994)

La nécessité de la Confession – Saint Paisios l’Athonite, Grèce (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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SAINT PAISIOS

HOLY CONFESSION OF YOUR HEART

FRANCE OF MY HEART

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La nécessité de la confession

Saint Paisios l’Athonite, Grèce (+1994)

Saint Paisios a conseillé à un visiteur de se Confesser. Il s’est opposé:

-Père Paisios, quel sens y a-t-il à Confesser, puis pécher de nouveau?

Alors Saint Paisios lui expliqua:

-Pendant la guerre, quand quelqu’un est blessé, disons, avec une balle dans la jambe, ne devrait-il pas d’abord voir le médecin pour se faire soigner? Si il dit: «Pourquoi devrais-je obtenir la blessure habillée, si je vais être blessé de nouveau de toute façon?” Puis il mourra prématurément de saignement ou d’empoisonnement du sang, qu’il aurait pu éviter. Il en est de même des péchés. C’est pourquoi vous allez confesser, et si vous tombez à nouveau, avouez à nouveau. Et que ce soit jusqu’à ce que vous cessez de tomber.

Source:

http://laprieredejesus.blogspot.com

http://laprieredejesus.blogspot.com/2017/02/la-necessite-de-la-confession-saint.html

La Prière de Jésus

Видео: Кратке поуке – Старац Пајсије ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Serbian

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SERBIA OF YOUR HEART

Кратке поуке – Старац Пајсије

Paciencia – San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Spanish

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LATIN AMERICA OF MY HEART

SAINT PAISIOS

Paciencia

San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994)

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http://catecismoortodoxo.blogspot.com/2014/12/paciencia-padre-paisios-del-monte-athos.html

CATECISMO ORTODOXO

San Paisios del Monte Athos, Grecia (+1994):

A menudo Le pedimos a Dios distintas cosas, pero El no nos contesta. Para que El conteste nuestros pedidos y nos de lo que le pedimos, debemos, en primer lugar, tener humildad. Todos nosotros, tanto niños, como adultos, tenemos mucho egoísmo y no aceptamos ni indicaciones, ni observaciones. Todo lo sabemos, y todos somos sabios. Cuando en nosotros reina el egoísmo, alcanza un mínimo pretexto para una gran disputa. Abrimos la puerta a Satanás, y él entra en nuestro hogar y lo destruye. No presten atención a lo que ven o escuchen en aquel momento. Su consejo no nos ayudará y todavía más avivara el fuego. Solo aguanten un poco, oren, y cuando el otro se calme, será posible la comprensión mutua. El pescador no pesca durante la tormenta, espera que se calme el mar.