February 25, 2021

Elder Eumenios Saridakis and the Tiger at the London Zoo

By Monk Simon

When Father Eumenios Saridakis with a group of his spiritual children visited the London Zoological Gardens, the Elder found himself to be in front of an Indian tiger, which was acting very wildly. It was jumping up and down behind the wire netting, roaring, and everyone stood back at a distance.

Father Eumenios then approached the tiger and began to say:

"Tiger, tiger, my tiger, calm down my tiger," as he was crossing the tiger with his hand.

Then the tiger put its two front legs forward and bent its head as if it was doing a prostration. It did this three times, then it calmed down.

The people who observed this from a distance then said:

"Father, Father, excellent."

Source: From the book Πατήρ Ευμένιος, ο Ποιμήν ο καλός και Θαυματουργός. Translation by John Sanidopoulos.