Saint Paisios the Great

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by Saint John the Dwarf of Egypt
(This beautiful life of St. Paisios was written by St. John the Kolovos and was compiled and translated in the simplest form by Saint Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain, published and included in the New Eklogion.)
Translated by Leonidas Papadopulos and Georgia Lizardos from the Greek in The Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church
Publication Data: Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Monastery, 1998
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 62
Dimensions (l × w × h): 23.0 cm × 15.5 cm × 0.3 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 978‒0‒88465‒014‒0

   
by Saint John the Dwarf of Egypt
(This beautiful life of St. Paisios was written by St. John the Kolovos and was compiled and translated in the simplest form by Saint Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain, published and included in the New Eklogion.)
Translated by Leonidas Papadopulos and Georgia Lizardos from the Greek in The Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church

“Paisios, the holy ascetic, was born in Egypt circa A. D. 300 of pious and virtuous parents who possessed noble and Christian ideals. They had seven children who resembled them in all their virtues. Their material wealth was enough not only to supply their own needs, but also to provide for the needs of others. For as long as they distributed their possessions among the poor, so much more did God give them back in return and multiplied their sub- stance. However, after the death of their father, the burden of car- ing for the family fell on the hands of the mother, and the child whom she had to care after the most was Paisios, for he was the youngest of the seven.”
—“On this day, the l9th of June, we celebrate the memory of our our holy and Godbearing father, PAISIOS THE GREAT”

CONTENTS

Maps of Monastic Egypt
An Angel Visits the Saint’s Mother
Early Monastic Life
Monks to Fill the Desert through St. Paisios
The Wealthy Nobleman
Spiritual Attainments
St. Paisios’ Gift of Intercession
The Disobedient Novice
St. Paisios to Instruct Others
St. Constantine Visits with St. Paisios
The Heresy Against the Holy Spirit
Angels Watch over the Monastics
St. Paul and St. Poemen Visit with St. Paisios
He is Visited by Our Saviour After Fasting 22 Days
St. Paisios Questions Our Saviour
A Syrian Straggler Visits with St. Paisios
St. Paisios Slumbers
A Simple Monk Denies the Faith
The Elder John Visits with St. Paisios
A Novice is Troubled by His Thoughts and the Enemy
Several Monks and the Author Visit the Saint
The Monk and the Jewess
The Wayward Priest
The Divine Rinsewater
Two Brothers Slandered
St. Paisios Visits with St. Paul
The Relics are Brought to Pisidia by St. Isidore
Hymns
Notes
Life of St. John the Dwarf
Bibliography
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