July 12, 2010

Elder Paisios and Little Paisios

The photo above depicts "Little Paisios" playing while surrounded by his family to whom he brings much joy, especially to his mother. When doctors told her to get an abortion and not go through with childbirth because of her weak heart, Elder Paisios told her that her child's heart is so strong that it will over-power her weak heart. The woman listened to Elder Paisios, putting her life in danger, and gave birth to a healthy baby boy, whom she named "Paisios" in honor of the Elder.