Elder PAISIOS The old man Paisios was one of the most holy illuminated forms of our Church, in recent decades. Born in Farasa of Cappadocia, located in Asia Minor, on 25 July 1924 and before becoming a monk named Arsenios. His parents, Baptist and Evlampia Enzepidi was very wishful, while the other had Arsenios 9 siblings. Arsenios from neonatal early age, received the blessing of God be baptized by a saint who lived in the region, the Abrami the Kappadoki. The Abrami anticipating the future holy life of the child, the godmother asked him to baptize features Arsenio saying he wanted to leave and boil it on foot, that is to have his name. Almost a month after immersing Arseniou of his family followed the path of refugees to Greece, where he finally settled in Konitsa. The small Arsenios having lived in the great love Christ and the Virgin Mary and we had a very big desire to become a monk. Much like to go in the woods where, holding a wooden cross, which had built himself, prayer. At the age of 21 years ranks in the army, which is distinguished by honor and bravery of. Always asking to go to the front line in the most dangerous positions, preferring so he is at risk and not someone else. Too many times threatened to killed himself, to escape systratiotis of someone else. Having finished the army went to Mount Athos because they had decided to monasei there.
In 1954 becomes a monk with the name and then Averkios Paisios, where monks in the Monastery and then Esphigmenou Monastery Philotheou. As a monk had been exemplary obedience while trying to help their brethren of the monks whenever and as could be. Since the year 1958 to 1964 is outside the Paisios of Mount Athos, in the area of Konitsa initially to support thousands of souls, and to help them escape from the illusion of sectarianism, and later moved to isolated and difficult Sinai in the cell of Saints Galaktionos and Science. In 1964 returned to Mount Athos. There monks charismatouchoys next to old men as the priest-Tychonas who often watched the hour of Divine Liturgy, as he omologouse, the Cherouvim and Seraphim to celebrate God. The old man anymore Paisios monks in 1979 in a kelaki alone in «Panagouda». Slowly beginning to make known the holy form of a more and more pilgrims. All day, from sunrise until sunset, advise, comfort, pushing each depressing, filled their souls with faith, hope and love for God, while the nights reading letters sent by the dozens each day and prays to God for hours people who request assistance.
Throughout this daily tired of Elder Paisiou come to add and health problems suffered by him in 1966. The last years of his life pain from various illnesses and especially from cancer was diagnosed a few years ago, there were more and more. Nevertheless but he was calm and without ypemene complain at all. Instead continue to pray for olous.Oi the last day was painful, full of intolerable pain, which exceeded thanks to the deep faith and love of God. On 12 July 1994, the old man delivered the Paisios osia soul calmly and humbly Lord, who so loved and served by the young of age.