Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
 
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Sunday, January 25, 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.

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Services this week:
     1/28: Paraklesis — 7pm
     1/29: Vigil (Three Hierarchs, Main Church) — 6pm
     1/31: 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 Two)


Elder Paisios

Elder, how can I struggle more with abstinence during Lent?

Now during Lent those in the world in some way take greater care to show abstinence, but we monks must always be careful. Above all one must be careful, however, of the passions of the soul and then the body. Because if one prioritizes bodily asceticism and does not struggle to eradicate the passions of the soul, he will do nothing.

A layman once went to a monastery in the beginning of Lent and there a certain monk appeared to him to be abrupt and rough. However the poor man had good thoughts and justified him. He later came to me and said:

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