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Elder Paisios to be canonised!

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#1 Kusanagi


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:53 PM

Holy Mount Athos, December 15, 2013



Paisios the Athonite and other elders from Holy Mount Athos will be canonized soon, reports the AgionOros.ru ("Holy Mountain") website with reference to the authoritative Greek portal Hellas-Orthodoxy.

Several months ago the same portal, with the reference to sources from Holy Mount Athos, was the first to publish the information on the impending canonization of elder Porphyrios the Kapsokalivite.

According to the latest reports from Holy Mount Athos, within the next few days Elder Paisios (Eznepidis) the Athonite will be canonized. Some time later the canonizations of elder Amphilochios (Makris) of Patmos, elder Sophrony (Sakharov) of Essex, and elder Ephraim of Katounakia will follow.

The canonization of elder Joseph the Hesychast, ascetic who is widely venerated in the Orthodox world, is not far off as well.


Edited by Olga, 18 December 2013 - 02:57 AM.
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#2 Dusja


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:52 AM

Great news!!!

#3 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

It would be nice to know when 'some later' is; I'm hoping Fr Sophrony will be canonised before the 21st anniversary of his repose next July.

#4 Niko T.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:03 PM

A small correction:


The original source article in Greek mentions that the canonization of Elder Paisios likely "είναι θέμα ολίγων μηνών" (is a matter of a few months), not "within the next few days".


Nevertheless, this is joyous news and a great blessing for the whole world, and we pray that soon we might publicly celebrate these great saints of our days.

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