November 9, 2018

Life and Sayings of the Holy Abba Helladios

Venerable Helladios (Feast Day - November 9)


Although you departed from life Helladios,
You remained a table of virtue in life.


1. It was said of Abba Helladios that he spent twenty years in the Cells, without ever raising his eyes to see the roof of the church.

2. Of the same Abba Helladios, it was said that he was accustomed to eat bread and salt, and that when Easter came, he would say, ‘The brothers eat bread and salt; as for me, I must make a little effort because of Easter. Therefore, since I eat sitting down all the other days, now that it is Easter, I will make this effort, and eat standing up.’