Heilige Paisos van de Heilige Athos Berg, Griekenland (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Dutch

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Heilige Paisos van de Heilige Athos Berg, Griekenland (+1994)

Feestdag 12 juli

Een nieuwe Orthodoxe heilige: Vader Paisos van de Heilige Athos Berg werd gecanoniseerd door de Oecumenische Patriarch tijdens de bijeenkomst van de Heilige Synode op dinsdag 13 januari 2015. De Heilige Paisios was reeds als een heilige erkend door de gelovigen en het was slechts een kwestie van tijd voor hij zou gecanoniseerd worden.

Arsenios Aznepidis werd geboren op 25 juli 1924 in Farasa, Cappadocië in Klein-Azië, kort voor de volkswisseling tussen Griekenland en Turkije na de Turks-Griekse oorlog van 1919 tot 1922. Hij ontving zijn naam van de heilige Arsenios van Cappadocië, die hem doopte, het kind zijn naam gaf en zijn toekomst als kloosterling voorspelde. Kort na zijn doopsel moesten de jonge Arsenios en zijn familie Klein-Azië verlaten als gevolg van het vredesakkoord van Lausanne. De heilige Arsenios leidde zijn volk op deze tocht van 600 km naar Griekenland. De familie Eznepidis settelde zich in Konitsa in Epirus in het noordwesten van Griekenland. Zoals hij voorspeld had, overleed de heilige Arsenios veertig dagen nadat zijn groep zich in Griekenland gevestigd had en liet hij hen als zijn spirituele erfgenaam de jonge Arsenios na. Arsenios groeide op in Konitsa en werd schrijnwerker na zijn middelbare school.

Tijdens de burgeroorlog in Griekenland na de Tweede Wereldoorlog, diende Arsenios als radio operateur. Hij was zeer bezorgd voor zijn landgenoten en hun familie, maar niet bang voor zichzelf omdat hij alleenstaande was zonder kinderen. Hij werd opgemerkt voor zijn moed, zelfopoffering en morele rechtschapenheid. Na de burgeroorlog wou hij het klooster binnetreden, maar hij moest voor zijn zusters zorgen, die nog ongehuwd waren. Tegen 1950 had hij voor de toekomst van zijn zusters gezorgd en kon hij zijn monastieke roeping volgen.

Hij kwam op de Athos Berg toe in 1950, eerst bij Vader Kyril, de toekomstige Abt van het Koutloumousiou Klooster en ging dan naar het Esphigmenou Klooster. In 1954 na vier jaar noviciaat, kreeg hij de monnik tonsuur en de Continue reading “Heilige Paisos van de Heilige Athos Berg, Griekenland (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Dutch”

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12 Ιουλίου

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos (+1994), the temptation of atheism when he was 11 years old & the appearance of Jesus Christ to him

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Saint Paisios of Mount Athos (+1994),

the temptation of atheism when he was 11 years old

& the appearance of Jesus Christ to him

From the age of eleven [says Saint Paisios], I would read the lives of the Saints, I would fast and keep vigil. My older brother would take the books and hide them, but that didn’t stop me. I would just go into the forest and keep reading there.

Later, when I was fifteen, a friend of my brother named Costas told my brother, “I’ll make him willingly give up all this nonesense.” He came and explained to me Darwin’s theory of evolution. I was shaken by this, and I said, “I’ll go and pray, and, if Christ is God, He’ll appear to me so that I’ll believe. I’ll see a shadow, hear a voice—He will show me a sign.” That’s all I could come up with at the time.

So, I went and began to pray and make prostrations for hours; but nothing happened. Eventually I stopped in a state of exhaustion. Then something Costas had said came to mind: “I accept that Christ is an important man,” he had told me, “righteous and virtuous, Who was hated out of envy for His virtue and condemned by His countrymen.” I thought to myself, “since that’s how Christ was, even if He was only a man, He deserves my love, obedience, and self-sacrifice. I don’t want paradise; I don’t want anything. It is worth making every sacrifice for the sake of His holiness and kindness.”

God was waiting to see how I would deal with this temptation. After this, Christ Himself appeared to me in a great light. He was visible from the waist up. He looked at me with tremendous love and said, “I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in Me, even if he dies, he shall live” (Jn. 11:25). He was holding the Gospel in His left hand, open to the page where the same words were written.

With this event, the uncertainties that had troubled my soul were overcome, and in divine grace I came to know Christ as true God and Savior of the world. I was convinced of the truth of the God-man, not by men or books, but by the very Lord Himself, who revealed Himself to me even at this young age. Firmly established in faith, I thought to myself, “Come back now, Costas, if you want, and we’ll have a talk.”

Source:

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Όταν μια ψυχή αγωνίζεται χρόνια & δεν βλέπει πρόοδο, τι συμβαίνει; ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Απαντάει ο Άγιος Παΐσιος ο Αγιορείτης (+1994)

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Όταν μια ψυχή αγωνίζεται χρόνια & δεν βλέπει πρόοδο, τι συμβαίνει;

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Απαντάει ο Άγιος Παΐσιος ο Αγιορείτης (+1994)

—Γέροντα Παΐσιε, ὅταν μιά ψυχή ἀγωνίζεται χρόνια καί δέν βλέπη πρόοδο, τί συμβαίνει;

—Ὅταν δέν βλέπουμε πρόοδο στόν ἀγῶνα μας, σημαίνει ἤ ὅτι δέν ἔχουμε ἐγρήγορσι ἤ ὅτι ὁ Θεός δέν ἐπιτρέπει νά προχωρήσουμε περισσότερο, γιά νά μήν ὑπερηφανευθοῦμε καί βλαφθοῦμε.

—Γέροντα, ὅπως βλέπω τόν ἑαυτό μου, κάθε μέρα γίνομαι χειρότερη [μιλοῦσε σέ μοναχές], τί θά γίνη;

—Κοίταξε, εὐλογημένη, ὑπάρχουν τρία στάδια. Στό πρῶτο στάδιο, ὁ Θεός δίνει καραμέλες καί σοκολάτες, γιατί βλέπει τήν ἀνάγκη καί τήν ἀδυναμία τῆς ψυχῆς. Στό δεύτερο, παίρνει λίγο τή Χάρι Του γιά παιδαγωγία, γιά νά καταλάβη ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὅτι χωρίς τή βοήθειά Του δέν μπορεῖ νά κάνη τό παραμικρό, ὥστε νά ταπεινωθῆ καί νά αἰσθανθῆ τήν ἀνάγκη νά καταφύγη σ’ Αὐτόν. Καί τό τρίτο στάδιο εἶναι μιά μόνιμη καί σταθερή καλή πνευματική κατάστασι. Ἐσύ βρίσκεσαι ἀνάμεσα στό δεύτερο καί τρίτο στάδιο. Προχωρᾶς λίγο, μετά ξεχνᾶς τήν ἀδυναμία σου, παίρνει ὁ Χριστός τή Χάρι Του, ἀπογυμνώνεσαι ἀπό τή θεία Χάρι, βλέπεις ξανά τήν ἀδυναμία σου καί συνέρχεσαι. Ἄν μοῦ ἔλεγες ὅτι, ὅσο προχωρᾶς, εἶσαι καλύτερα, θά φοβόμουν, γιατί θά ἔβλεπα ὅτι ἔχεις ὑπερηφάνεια. Τώρα, ὅμως, πού λές ὅτι ὅλο καί πιό χάλια βλέπεις τόν ἑαυτό σου, ἐγώ χαίρομαι, γιατί βλέπω ὅτι εἶσαι καλά. Μή φοβᾶσαι. Ὅσο προχωράει κανείς, τόσο περισσότερο βλέπει τίς ἐλλείψεις του καί τίς ἀτέλειες του καί αὐτό εἶναι πρόοδος.

Από το Βιβλίο:

Ἀρχιμ. Ἰωάννου Κωστώφ, GPS ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΠΑΡΑΔΕΙΣΟ, Δέν ὑπάρχει δευτέρα εὐκαιρία ἀλλά Δευτέρα Παρουσία, Περί Πνευματικοῦ Ἀγῶνος 2, ΕΚΔ. ΑΓ. ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ Ο ΔΑΜΑΣΚΗΝΟΣ (τηλ. 2108220542), ΑΘΗΝΑ 2011

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Verhef je vanuit hart en ziel – Heilige Paisios van de berg Athos, Griekenland (+1994) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Dutch

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BLOEMEN UIT DE HEMEL

Heilige Paisios van de berg Athos, Griekenland (+1994):

“Verhef je vanuit hart en ziel om je met de Heilige en gezegende Maagd in Bethlehem terug te vinden en al God’s zegeningen in ontvangst te nemen”.

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LUCAS CLEOPHAS

Be the bee and not the fly – Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

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SAINTS OF MY HEART

Be the bee and not the fly

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)

Some people tell me that they are scandalized because they see many things wrong in the Church. I tell them that if you ask a fly, “Are there any flowers in this area?” it will say, “I don’t know about flowers, but over there in that heap of rubbish you can find all the filth you want.” And it will go on to list all the unclean things it has been to.

Now, if you ask a honeybee, “Have you seen any unclean things in this area?” it will reply, “Unclean things? No, I have not seen any; the place here is full of the most fragrant flowers.” And it will go on to name all the flowers of the garden or the meadow.

You see, the fly only knows where the unclean things are, while the honeybee knows where the beautiful iris or hyacinth is.

As I have come to understand, some people resemble the honeybee and some resemble the fly. Those who resemble the fly seek to find evil in every circumstance and are preoccupied with it; they see no good anywhere. But those who resemble the honeybee only see the good in everything they see. The stupid person thinks stupidly and takes everything in the wrong way, whereas the person who has good thoughts, no matter what he sees, no matter what you tell him, maintains a positive and good thought.

Source:

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ORTHODOX CHURCH QUOTES

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