Entries by p. Paisie

THE LETTER OF METROPOLITAN ATHANASIOS OF LIMASSOL TO THE HOLY COUNCIL OF CYPRUS REGARDING THE PROPOSED DOCUMENT FOR THE UPCOMING PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL “THE RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

Your Eminence and Holy Fathers,           I received the texts that were evaluated as decisions within different pre-council conferences that have taken place lately for the preparation of the Holy Great Council of the Orthodox Church and that officially supports the subjects of the texts that will be handed over to the upcoming Holy Great […]

The Saints of the Holy Mountain

If it is true that there are places in the world of such a beauty and irradiance that they can infuse man with enthusiasm and veneration and can lead him to spiritual revival, then certainly the Holy Mountain holds a prominent position among them. The Holy Mountain is embellished of course with all the beauties […]

And You, in whom people believe…where are You ?

Around the year 2003, while waiting in Uranopolis to buy a ticket for the ship, a young man between 27 and 30 years old came to me and asked me something. I answered and as it usually happens, we started talking…If wind would let us get into Athos…where we were going each one of us […]

An American general was baptized Orthodox after he stayed for several years in Moldavia. The chief of the European Regional Medical Command of NATO says that the Mother of God spoke to him

An American general on mission in Basarabia fell in love with the Moldavian style of life and was baptized Orthodox. Norvel Coots is the chief of the  European Regional Medical Command of NATO and has the rank of brigadier general of the US army. Arrived in Chisinau, the American was deeply touched by the thousands […]

How can I find God ?

A ”starets” was asked by a young man: ”How can I find God? By fasting, by ascetical struggles, vigils or alms?” ”There were many who, as you say, exhausted their body but without discernment and therefore they remained hollow, fruitless. It may be possible to have a mouth full of sourness because of severe fasting, […]

Why do we honor the holy relics?

We believe that the body of the man who enters the Church becomes a vessel of the uncreated divine energy, bearer of Christ and bearer of holy spirit: ”Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself?…Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit who is in […]

The analysis of the elaborated ecumenist document for the upcoming Holy Great Council (2016): “THE RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

ARISTOTEL UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI FACULTY OF THEOLOGY THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT DOGMATIC THEOLOGY SECTION PROFESSOR: DIMITRIOS I. TSELENGHIDIS To his Eminence VLADIMIR OF CHISINAU AND MOLDAVIA, Metropolitan of Chisinau and entire Moldavia, permanent member of the Permanent Council of the Church of Russia.           Your Emminence1,           Regarding the summoning of the Holy Council of the Russian […]

Why only the Orthodox psalmodies can raise you to heaven?

The Byzantine music heals depression. It’s the music of the Church, the music of angels. The distressed soul is healed and sanctified by this. The Church Fathers frequently emphasize in their texts the role of the Church music in the formation and cultivation of the Christian morality and exhort the Christians to praise God by […]

Why do we light candles before the holy icons?

When you pray, the triune God watches you with eyes brighter and shinier than the sun! Why do I offer material light (candles, lamps) to God or to the Mother of God or to an angel or saint? Saint John of Kronstadt wrote:”I offer material light (candles, lamps) to God, to the Mother of God, […]