When he was a young monk and had not gained experience in the war against the Evil One, he arrogantly thought that he had completely defeated the intrigues of Satan. At that moment the Evil One entered him and plagued him for some time.
Once he was "chased" and ran along the rough path from his village in Ethia to Koudouma Monastery. Before he arrived the Panagia embraced him and thus he was liberated from the energy of the Evil One. In fact, there was richly given to him the gift of discernment in order to help the people.
Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.
Read also: Saints Parthenios and Evmenios, Founders of Koudoumas Monastery