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Vessel of Grace: The Life of Saint Paisios the Athonite


Vessel of Grace: The Life of Saint Paisios the Athonite

Talk 15: The Life of Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Description: Elder Paisios may rightly be considered one of the most popular elders of our times. Thousands of people from all over the world flocked to him to receive guidance, consolation, hope, and insight into their problems. He healed sicknesses of soul and body, warned against dangers, and revealed the will of God. Using the gift of clairvoyance, he could see events both present and future. With the publishing of his remarkable life and teachings in many languages and the increasing number of miracles at his gravesite, he has become well known throughout the Orthodox world.

In this talk, Father Kosmas recounts the life and times of Elder Paisios from his youth until his blessed repose in 1994.  He emphasises that by studying the life of this great elder one draws closer to him spiritually, thereby receiving help through his example, teachings, and prayerful intercessions.

The following questions are also discussed: should uneducated monks instruct educated laymen and clergy? Why is humility so important? Are priests who are subject to passions capable of guiding souls? Should we blame ourselves for the evil in the world? Can hopelessness lead one to God? What is joyful sorrow? Are we to blame for ecumenism? Should prayers be offered for those who are committing grave sins? God or medicine: which to choose? What are ‘religious liars’?

Other points covered in this talk include: fantasy in the spiritual life; robotic obedience; the difficulty of understanding spiritual matters with the mind; working on Sundays and feast days; love of prayer; abusing children with TV; ignoring the Church; the difficulty of loving our neighbour; sacrificing our lives for others; the dangers of trusting our thoughts; the power of patience; the importance of unceasing prayer for the world; the benefit of seeing our own weaknesses; large families in our times; one saint’s repose; and how striving for holiness can be dangerous.

 



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Deir Saydet Kaftoun - Dormition of the Theotokos Monastery | دير رقاد والدة الاله - كفتون

Ὅλα ἀρχίζουν ἐδῶ

Κάθε λογισμὸς καὶ κάθε αἴσθηση ὁδηγοῦν σταδιακὰ τὴν ψυχὴ εἴτε πρὸς τὸν παράδεισο εἴτε πρὸς τὴν κόλαση.

Ἄν ὁ λογισμὸς εἶναι ἔλλογος, τότε συνδέει τὸν ἄνθρωπο μὲ τὸν Θεὸ Λόγο, μὲ τὸν ὕψιστο Λογισμό, μὲ τὴν Παναξία, πρᾶγμα ποὺ εἶναι ἤδη ὁ παράδεισος.

παράδεισος

Ἐάν πάλι εἶναι ἄλογος ὁ λογισμὸς ἤ καὶ παράλογος, τότε συνδέει ἀναπόφευκτα τὸν ἄνθρωπο μὲ τὸν Παράλογο, τὸν Ἀνόητο, μὲ τὸν διάβολο, πρᾶγμα ποὺ εἶναι ἤδη ἡ κόλαση.

Ὅσα ἰσχύουν γιὰ τὸν λογισμὸ, ἰσχύουν καὶ γιὰ τις αἰσθήσεις. Ὅλα ἀρχίζουν ἐδῶ, ἀπὸ τὴν γῆ: καὶ ὁ παράδεισος μὰ καὶ ἡ κόλαση τοῦ ἀνθρώπου.

Ἰουστῖνος Πόποβιτς

Αγίου Ιωάννου Χρυσοστόμου

Ἐγὼ πατὴρ, ἐγὼ ἀδελφὸς, ἐγὼ νυμφίος, ἐγὼ οἰκία, ἐγὼ τροφὴ, ἐγὼ ἱμάτιον, ἐγὼ ῥίζα, ἐγὼ θεμέλιος, πᾶν ὅπερ ἂν θέλῃς ἐγώ· μηδενὸς ἐν χρείᾳ καταστῇς. Ἐγὼ καὶ δουλεύσω· ἦλθον γὰρ διακονῆσαι, οὐ διακονηθῆναι. Ἐγὼ καὶ φίλος, καὶ μέλος, καὶ κεφαλὴ, καὶ ἀδελφὸς, καὶ ἀδελφὴ, καὶ μήτηρ, πάντα ἐγώ· μόνον οἰκείως ἔχε πρὸς ἐμέ. Ἐγὼ πένης διὰ σέ· καὶ ἀλήτης διὰ σέ· ἐπὶ σταυροῦ διὰ σὲ, ἐπὶ τάφου διὰ σέ· ἄνω ὑπὲρ σοῦ ἐντυγχάνω τῷ Πατρὶ, κάτω ὑπὲρ σοῦ πρεσβευτὴς παραγέγονα παρὰ τοῦ Πατρός. Πάντα μοι σὺ, καὶ ἀδελφὸς, καὶ συγκληρονόμος, καὶ φίλος, καὶ μέλος. Τί πλέον θέλεις; τί τὸν φιλοῦντα ἀποστρέφῃ; τί τῷ κόσμῳ κάμνεις; τί εἰς πίθον ἀντλεῖς τετρημένον;  περισσότερα »»»

Η Ελλάδα και ο Υμνος της Ελευθερίας

Ελληνική σημαία - Ελλάς - Ελευθερία

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Υπεραγία Παρθένος Θεοτόκος Μαρία

Κύριος διασκεδάζει βουλὰς ἐθνῶν, ἀθετεῖ δὲ λογισμοὺς λαῶν καὶ ἀθετεῖ βουλὰς ἀρχόντων· ἡ δὲ βουλὴ τοῦ Κυρίου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα μένει, λογισμοὶ τῆς καρδίας αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν. (Ψαλ. 32, 10-11)

εἰ δέ τις τῶν ἰδίων καὶ μάλιστα τῶν οἰκείων οὐ προνοεῖ, τὴν πίστιν ἤρνηται καὶ ἔστιν ἀπίστου χείρων. (Τιμ.Α 5,8)

Ἅγιος Ἀντώνιος ὁ Μέγας

Οἱ ἄνθρωποι καταχρηστικά λέγονται λογικοί. Δεν εἶναι λογικοὶ ὅσοι ἔμαθαν ἀπλῶς τὰ λόγια καὶ τὰ βιβλία τῶν ἀρχαίων σοφῶν, ἀλλ' ὅσοι ἔχουν τὴ λογικὴ ψυχὴ καὶ μποροῦν νὰ διακρίνουν ποιὸ εἶναι τὸ καλὸ καἰ ποιὸ τὸ κακό καὶ ἀποφεύγουν τὰ πονηρὰ καὶ βλαβερὰ στὴν ψυχή, τὰ δὲ ἀγαθὰ καὶ ψυχωφελῆ, τὰ ἀποκτοῦν πρόθυμα μὲ τὴ μελέτη καὶ τὰ ἐφαρμόζουν μὲ πολλὴ εὐχαριστία πρὸς τὸν Θεό. Αὐτοὶ μόνοι πρέπει νὰ λέγονται ἀληθινὰ λογικοὶ ἄνθρωποι.

St Antony the Great

Ἐφ᾿ ὅσον ἐννοεῖς τὰ περὶ Θεοῦ, νὰ εἶσαι εὐσεβής, χωρὶς φθόνο, ἀγαθός, σώφρων, πράος, χαριστικὸς κατὰ δύναμιν, κοινωνικός, ἀφιλόνεικος καὶ τὰ ὅμοια. Διότι αὐτὸ εἶναι τὸ ἀπαραβίαστο ἀπόκτημα τῆς ψυχῆς, νὰ ἀρέσει στὸ Θεὸ μὲ τέτοιες πράξεις καὶ μὲ τὸ νὰ μὴν κρίνει κανέναν καὶ νὰ λέει γιὰ κανέναν, ὅτι ὁ δείνα εἶναι κακὸς καὶ ἁμάρτησε. Ἀλλὰ καλλίτερο εἶναι νὰ συζητᾶμε τὰ δικά μας κακά, καὶ νὰ ἐρευνᾶμε μέσα μας τὴ δική μας πολιτεία, ἐὰν εἶναι ἀρεστὴ στὸ Θεό. Διότι, τί μᾶς μέλει ἐμᾶς, ἐὰν ὁ ἄλλος εἶναι πονηρός;

Ἅγιος Ἰουστῖνος Πόποβιτς

Ἡ αἰωνιότητα εἶναι φρικιαστικὴ δίχως Θεάνθρωπο, γιατὶ καὶ ὁ ἄνθρωπος εἶναι φοβερὸς δίχως τὸν Θεάνθρωπο. Καθετὶ τὸ ἀνθρώπινο, μονάχα στὸν Θεάνθρωπο ἔχει τὴν τελικὴ καὶ λογικὴ του ἑρμηνεία. Δίχως τὸν θαυμαστὸ Κύριο Ἰησοῦ Χριστό, ὅλα τὰ ἀνθρώπινα μεταβάλλονται ἀναπόφευκτα σὲ χάος, σὲ φρίκη, σὲ θάνατο, σὲ κόλαση: ἡ φρόνηση σὲ ἀφροσύνη, ἡ αἴσθηση σὲ ἀπόγνωση, ἡ ἐπιθυμία σὲ αὐτοδιάσπαση μέσα ἀπὸ τὴν αὐτοθέωση ἤ τὴν αὐτοεξουθένωση.

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