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Elder Paisios: On Forced and False Repentance

Elder Paisios has been canonised as St Paisios of Athos

– Elder, Abba Isaac writes, “No kind of repentance that takes place after the removal of our free will will be a well-spring of joy, nor will it be reckoned for the reward of those who possess it.” How can anyone repent without exercising his own free will? – One may be forced to repent, having fallen in the eyes ... Read More »

Saint Paisios: “A Christian Must Not Be Fanatical”

Elder Paisios has been canonised as St Paisios of Athos

By Elder Paisios the Athonite A Christian must not be fanatical; he must have love for and be sensitive towards all people. Those who inconsiderately toss out comments, even if they are true, can cause harm. I once met a theologian who was extremely pious, but who had the habit of speaking to the secular people around him in a ... Read More »