Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life

Elder Paisios of the Holy MountainElder Paisios of the Holy Mountain Live in constant glorification of and thanksgiving towards God, for the greatest sin is ingratitude and the worst sinner is the ungrateful person.

Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain

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Services this week:
     2/1: Vespers Ypapanti East Pittsburgh — 7pm
     2/2: Orthros Divine Liturgy Ypapanti East Pittsburgh — 9am
     2/4: Paraklesis — 7pm
     2/6: Orthros, Divine Liturgy — 9am
     2/7: Vespers — 6pm

Our venerable and God-bearing Father Paisios of Mount Athos (July 25, 1924 - July 12, 1994), was a monastic of Mount Athos. An ascetic, he was known by his visitors for his gentle manner and acceptance of those who came to receive his advice, counsel, and blessing. Elder Paisios was canonized on January 13, 2015, by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Church commemorates St. Paisios on July 12.

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Orthodox Tidbits — Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain (Part Three)

Elder Paisios

On his return to Mt. Athos in 1964, Elder Paisios took up residence at the Skete of Iviron before moving to Katounakia at the southernmost tip of Mt. Athos for a short stay in the desert there. The Elder's failing health may have been part of the reason for his departure from the desert. In 1966, he fell ill and was hospitalized for a few months in Papa Nikolaou Hospital in Thessaloniki. He was operated on and a large portion of his lung was removed. It was during this time that his long friendship with the St. John the Theologian Monastery in Souroti, just outside of Thessaloniki, began.

Continued: Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain (Part Three)
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