“Today, Tuesday January 13, 2015, the Holy Synod has gathered for a session presided over by Patriarch Bartholomew. The subject of the session was a report by the Commission for the canonization of saints, in which it was suggested that Elder Paisios be included among the saints.”
After careful study of the reported facts, the Synod unanimously included Schemamonk Paisios the Hagiorite among the ranks of the saints. (Patriarch Bartholomew and the Holy Synod, January 13, 2015)
“In our times, one of the greatest illnesses is the vain thoughts of worldly people… They are tormented simply through not facing up to things in a spiritual manner. When we accept whatever happens to us with a good and positive thought, we are helped; while on the contrary, we are tormented and come apart at the seams when negative and evil thoughts prevail.” -Elder Paisios in Spiritual Struggle
“The person should experience his sinfulness and have trust and hope in the mercy of God, because that way he’ll be saved. That way the mind is recollected and experiences the prayer as a need. That way he begins to say: “Lord Jesus Christ, come…,” and the heart gains rest.” -Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain
Through the prayers of our Holy Father,
Elder Paisios, Lord Jesus Christ our God,
have mercy on us and save us! Amen!