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Elder Paisios is now officially SAINT Paisios!

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  • Elder Paisios is now officially SAINT Paisios!

    http://orthodoxwiki.org/Paisios_of_Mount_Athos

    Elder Paisios was recently glorified as a saint in the Orthodox Church! I figured it would happen in my lifetime but I had no idea it would be so soon. Most saints that I know of are glorified at least a century after their death.
    "Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy."
    -Marcus Aurelius

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    Ven. Paisios, pray to God for us!

    I know of several saints who reposed in the 20th century, but 20 years after his repose is pretty quick.
    Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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    • #3
      Who's he? Figure he was a good person, right?
      If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
        Who's he? Figure he was a good person, right?
        He was a monk on Mt. Athos, which is pretty much the center of Orthodox monasticism. He was quite highly regarded during his lifetime for his wise advice.
        Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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        • #5
          Oh. Ok. Thanks for explaining!
          If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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          • #6
            Amateurs. Catholics mint new saints all the time.

            Protestants claim sainthood before they're even dead.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Unknown Comic View Post
              Amateurs. Catholics mint new saints all the time.

              Protestants claim sainthood before they're even dead.
              Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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              • #8
                Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                It's a joke.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by The Unknown Comic View Post
                  It's a joke.
                  There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion. Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.
                  Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                    There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion. Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.
                    Well, I hope I'm not that far gone. I'm sorry to have offended.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Unknown Comic View Post
                      Well, I hope I'm not that far gone. I'm sorry to have offended.
                      I was describing me, not you, with that. (It's an Edgar Allen Poe quote, btw.)

                      I'm not really offended, just pointing out that IMO some things should not be the subject of jokes.
                      Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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                      • #12
                        Forgive my ignorance, but what does it mean to be "glorified as a saint" in the Orthodox Church?
                        I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                          Forgive my ignorance, but what does it mean to be "glorified as a saint" in the Orthodox Church?
                          The person is officially recognized as a saint by a synod of bishops, much like the canonization of a saint in the Roman Catholic Church (except the process is somewhat less formalized). More detail here.

                          In practice, it means that the person is no longer prayed for, but prayed to, since they are remembered as being particularly holy (and therefore their prayers on our behalf would be considered particularly efficacious (James 5:16b)).
                          Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

                          Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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                          I recommend you do not try too hard and ...research as little as possible. Such weighty things give me a headache. - Shunyadragon, Baha'i apologist

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