Entries by p. Paisie

The widow and the basket

Priest. Evelthontos Haralambios In a village lived a very poor widow with her only son. To raise her child she worked for other people. Because she laid all her hopes in him she decided to do everything to help him study in school. She went to the icon of Theotokos and falling on her knees […]

Mother’s prayer power

Ana the prophetess, the mother of prophet Samuel, as we know from the Scripture, had no children. The other wife of her husband had many children. Being barren she suffered a lot and wished to have a child. The pain from her soul led her to the Temple of God to pray. Being knelt in […]

Not man is bad, but who is controlling the man

`They say that we are all born equal. I sincerely don’t believe that there are people  who are born bad and others who are born good. But I think that life, the experiences he goes through may shape him in a way or another. I discussed many times with the father about the badness of […]

Learn to say enough for today!

Worries are a real disaster for the spiritual life. They are the poison which destroys the man slowly. They destroy not only our spiritual life, but also our worldly life and our relationships with people. Have you noticed how the families of nowadays fall apart? And what’s the reason? `I have no time!` The father […]

Never compare your wife with another!

I remember the case of a woman who married a widower. He was a worthy man and she was glad they were together. There was only one thing that bothered her and for this reason she came to ask my advice. `What happened in the moment we went out of the church after the wedding […]

Life without God is unconceivable

Many times, being in pilgrimage in Athos I wondered what these people can feel who choose priesthood or monarchism leaving behind everything is of the world. Probably their reward is as big as their struggles; it is a great gift since when they choose this path they rarely turn back. And all these questions were […]

About patience

Maybe the greatest quality of a man who seeks God is patience ! When someone who was downcast came to elder Cleopa, he said: Patience! Patience! Patience! Patience shows the humbleness of the man who says: God, I have patience and I wait to see Your will is done, not mine! Many times I put myself […]

The sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (III)

Αrchimandrite Ephrem Filotheos   At the Holy Liturgy it is fulfilled this elevate and frightening Sacrament. The Holy Table is like Golgotha where Christ was crucified and gave His spirit. Giving His spirit to God, His Father, in accordance with the human nature, He immediately destroyed the wall between God and man. The wall which […]

Word for those who leave the church causing schisms

Saint Luke of Crimea Know this, remember it and do not join the heretics. Do not go away of the Church, do not tear Jesus Christ’s kiton. Remember that Christ in His hierarchical prayer asked His Father saying: ` that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am […]