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August 1, 2012

Elder Paisios' Favorite Icon of the Panagia


- Elder, which icon of the Panagia do you like most?

- I like all the icons of the Panagia. Even if I find Her name written somewhere, I embrace it many times with reverence and my heart leaps.

It is shocking, when you think about it! She was a young girl and said: "My soul magnifies the Lord, for He has looked upon the lowliness of His servant."

In a few words, so much meaning! You will be helped much, if you enter into the depths of these words. They are few and powerful. If you contemplate them, you will love humility. And if you become humble, you will see God enter within you and make your heart a Manger of Bethlehem.


From Πάθη και Aρετές: Γέροντος Παισίου Αγιορείτου. Translated by John Sanidopoulos.