ST. PAISIOS THE ATHONITE ON ECUMENISM
With the canonization of one of the greatest saints of our days, we wish to publish an article of great interest for all Orthodox faithful.
Elder Paisios of the Holy Mount Athos has been canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, during the session of the Holy Synod on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015. Saint Paisios had already been accepted as a Saint from the faithful and it was a matter of time for his canonization. His feast day has been established as July 12th, the day of his repose. God is wondrous among His Saints! May we have his blessing!
Apolytikion in the First Tone
The offspring of Farasa, and the adornment of Athos, and the imitator of the former righteous, equal in honor, O Paisios let us honor O faithful, the vesselfull of graces, ivho hastens speedily to those who cry out: glory to Him Who gave you strength, glory to Hi?n Who crowned you, glory to Him Who grants through you healings for all.
Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
The most-famed ascetic of the Holy Moun¬tain, and the newly-enlightened light of the Church, let us praise him with Irymns with all our heart, for he leads the faithful towards a perfect life, filling them with rivers of gifts, therefore we cry out: Hail, O Father Paisios.