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AkathisttoSt.

PaisiostheAthonite

Kontakion1
LetusbelieverswithonevoiceallpraisehimwhowassentbyGodinthesetimesoftrialforour
comfortandguidance,Paisiusthewonderful,whostruggledgraciouslyandpleasinglyforthe
Master,burningwithloveforthewholeworldandpledgedhisheartforusandforoursalvation.
Andletuscallouttohiminthanksgiving,saying:Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerof
thelattertimes!

Ikos1
GodordainedthatthouwastbornintheblessedlandofCappadocia,thecradleofacountless
multitudeofsaints,towhomthoutoowastaddedinperfectworthiness,shiningforthtogether
withthemandunceasinglyguidingustorepentance.Thereforewepraisetheewithgreatjoy,
saying:
Rejoice,forthoudidstmakethyselfapreciousfollowerofthesaintsofCappadocia!
Rejoice,forthoudidstwhollylikenthyselftothemasatruebearerofGod!
Rejoice,mostfairandfragrantflower,whohastblossomedforourenlightenment!
Rejoice,wellspringofheavenlygrace,whorefreshestthewholeworld!
Rejoice,sweetestfood,whofillestthesoulsthatarestarvedofrightteaching!
Rejoice,receptaclethathastgatheredallourweaknesses,troublesandsorrows!
Rejoice,pillaroffire,whoarttheunshakablesupportofthosethatdesiretogainsalvation!
Rejoice,starthatshinestinthefirmamentoftheChurch,guidingustotheeverlastingmansions!
Rejoice,forthouwastshowntobeablessingofGodandasignofHisineffablemercy!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion2
OBlessedFather,thouwastchosenfromthymother'swombtogivethyselfuptoGodinall
thingsandthusbecomeapreciousvesseluntoHim,forthesalvationandguidanceofallthat
puttheirhopeinthee.ToHim,Whoworkedgreatwondersandmercythroughthee,forsucha
blessingweallsingwithjoythesong:Alleluia!

Ikos2
Thebaptismwhichthou,OFather,didstreceivefromthehandsofthesaintofGod,Arsenius,
wasasignofGodsgracerestingonthee.Forseeingthymanygiftsinspirit,fromthineearly
infancyheblessedtheetobehisdiscipleandbearhisname.Therefore,despiteour
unworthiness,wehonourthee,saying:
Rejoice,forthouwastfoundworthytobebaptizedbySaintArseniustheCappadocian!
Rejoice,forheforesawallthatwastocometopasswiththee!
Rejoice,forhisspiritrejoiced,seeingsuchblessedfruitsprungforthfromtheflockthathe
shepherded!
Rejoice,foronaccountofthishecaredfortheeunceasinglythroughallhisearthlylife!
Rejoice,forevenafterdepartingtoheavenhedidnotforsakethee,butallthemoreinterceded
forthee!

Rejoice,forthoutoodidsthonourhimasbefitting,piouslyreckoninghimtobethyfatherin
Christ!
Rejoice,forthoudidststruggleheartilyforhisglorification,gatheringtestimoniesofhis
wondrouslife!
Rejoice,fortheSaintofGodblessedtheetofindhismostbelovedrelics,whichbecameafount
ofcountlesshealings!
Rejoice,forlovinglythoudidstlayhisreveredbodyinthemonasteryfoundedbytheeatSouroti!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion3
MovingtoGreecebecauseofthetyrannicalTurkishpersecution,thyparentscametotheland
ofKonitsa,and,sacrificingthyself,Ofather,thoudidstbegintoascendthegodlyladderof
perfection.Forevensincechildhood,thouwastshowntobetobeaguidinglightforallthose
aroundthee,who,seeingthypreciousgifts,glorifiedGod,saying:Alleluia!

Ikos3
Instructedbytheexampleofthyparents,fromayoungagethoudidststrivewithburningzeal
fortheloveofChrist,showingthedeedsofaperfectman.Forfollowingthyblessedmother,
beforelongthoudidstbegintofaststrictlyandprayunceasinglytoGod,ahermitbylife,yeta
childbyage.Wonderingatthemanlinessofthyheart,withjoywesingtotheethus:
Rejoice,forstillyoungthoudidstwhollyforsakethefleetinglustsofthisworld!
Rejoice,forthroughperfectfastingthoudidstpreserveunspoiledthecrownofvirginity!
Rejoice,forthyyouthdidnotpreventtheefromacquiringunceasingprayerinsolitude!
Rejoice,forinsteadofrevellinginchildishgames,thoudidstdelightineverbeingwithChrist
andHissaints!
Rejoice,foronaccountofthisthoudidstavoidthefriendshipofthosethatsunderedtheefrom
thineardentlove!
Rejoice,forthoudidstnotonlystriveforoutwardthings,butalsoadornedthysoulwithallvirtue!
Rejoice,forthoudidstfollowthekindnessanddevoutnessofthyblessedmother!
Rejoice,forshesettheeanunspoiledexampleofloveandutterselfsacrifice!
Rejoice,forweallwonderatthecouragewithwhichthoudidstbegintofightthegoodfight!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion4
Calledtobattletodefendthycountryfromtheunbelievers,OFather,thoudidstshineforthin
thyboundlesscourage.For,whollyforsakingtheloveofself,thoudidsteverseektobeamidst
peril,inordertosparethosethatfoughttogetherwiththee.Andseeingthis,theyallthanked
Godforsuchsupport,saying:Alleluia!

Ikos4
OBlessedFather,thoudidstusethewarasameansofsanctification,forthoudidst
unceasinglygrowinlovebeyondpassion,sacrificingthysoulforthesakeofthyfriends.And
thusthoudidstwinimmortalcrownsfromChristourGod,WhomakesHimselfahundredfold

rewardforallsacrifice.Understandingthis,wetoohastentobringwordslikethesetopraise
thee:
Rejoice,forthouwastawonderfulexampleofutterselfsacrificeinbattle!
Rejoice,forthoudidstutterlyscornthisearthlylife,thusearningheavenlylife!
Rejoice,forthoudidstnotlosethypietyinthedreadperilswhichthoudidstendure!
Rejoice,forthroughthegreatnessofthysoul,thoudidstmakethyselfalightofsanctificationto
thosearoundthee!
Rejoice,forthoudidsthelpinandoutofseasonallintroubleandsorrow!
Rejoice,forthoudidstutterlyovercomehumanfear,armingthyselfwithironcourage!
Rejoice,forfightingagainsttheenemiesofthycountry,thoudidstalsosecretlyfightagainstthe
enemiesofThysoul!
Rejoice,foralthoughthoudidstwishtodieinplaceofthyfriends,GodshieldedtheeasHis
mostbelovedone!
Rejoice,forthroughthewonderfulpowerofthysoul,thoudidstshowusalsothepathto
perfection!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion5
Withburningzealthoudidstforsaketheworld,OFather,andwhollydedicatethyselftoChrist,
joiningthearmyofmonks,whounceasinglystruggletoovercometheirnature.Andinashort
timethoudidstbecomeanangelintheflesh,whollyclothingthyselfinHim,toWhomwetoo
humblysing:Alleluia!

Ikos5
ThoudidstwithdrawtotheblesseddesertofSinaiinordertoserveChrist,OBlessedFather,
andovercomingthelustsoftheworld,thoudidstbecomeperfectman,shiningforthwithall
virtueandburningwithtrueloveforGod,Whothroughtheebestowedonustheabundanceof
Hismercy.Therefore,despiteourunworthiness,wetoothankthee,saying:
Rejoice,angelicman,forthoudidstreckonallworldlylustsasvanity!
Rejoice,forthoudidststriveforthreeyearsintheharshdesertofSinai!
Rejoice,forunknownbyall,thoudidstlivethereinahiddencave,enduringheatandfrost!
Rejoice,fortherethoudidstfightuntobloodagainstalldesires!
Rejoice,forthroughthygreatmeekness,thouhastutterlydefeatedthecunningdemons!
Rejoice,forthoudidstwashfromthyselfallthefilthofsin,becomingatruelightofChrist!
Rejoice,forthoudidstbegintopraywithferventtearsforthewholeworld!
Rejoice,forseeingthyoverwhelmingsacrifice,Godfilledtheewithgiftsbeyondnature!
Rejoice,forinthynarrowcave,thouwastvouchsafedcountlessrevelationsofdivinegrace!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion6
AfterfightingthegoodfightinSinai,OFather,thouwastcalledbytheMotherofGodtoher
earthlygarden,theHolyMountofAthos,theblossomandlightofOrthodoxy.Andforeseeing
theretheplaceofthyperfection,thoudidstthanktheMostHolyQueenforherwondrous

protectingveil,withwhichsheunceasinglyshieldeththewholeworldfromtroublesand
sufferingsandwithjoythoudidstsingtoherSonthesweetsong:Alleluia!

Ikos6
ArrivingontheHolyMountainandtakentomanyplacesbythegraceofGod,thoudidstascend
theladderofholiness,OBlessedFather,likeawisebeegatheringfromeverywherethe
sweetestspiritualnectar.AndafterwardthoudidstbecomethesonofFatherTikhon,the
SpiritbearingElderwhowasfullofvirtueandwhomthoudidstfollowinabsoluteobedience.
Therefore,withfeeblevoiceswesingtotheethus:
Rejoice,forGodforeordainedglorificationfortheeonblessedMountAthos!
Rejoice,forHeentrustedtheetothecareofHisMostPureMother,WhoguardedtheeasHer
belovedson!
Rejoice,forovershadowedbytheHolySpirit,thoudidstwanderoverthewholeMountain,
seekingoutfathersofholylife!
Rejoice,forthoudidstwonderattheirunceasingprayers,throughwhichGodsheddethHis
mercyonthewholeworld!
Rejoice,forthoudidststrivetowritetheirlivestoo,forthegloryofGodandtheprofitofmen!
Rejoice,forafterwardthoudidstbecomethediscipleofBlessedFatherTikhon,theoneperfect
inholiness!
Rejoice,forthoudidstservehimwithendlesslove,inallthingstrustinginhiswiseguidance!
Rejoice,forseeingthyutterobedience,Godalsogavetheethegifttoabideinthyholyfather!
Rejoice,forafterhisrepose,BlessedTikhonrevealedtotheethathewouldprayforthee
unceasingly!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion7
Perfectingthyselfinabsolutelove,thoudidstmakethyselfatoolofGod,Whobegantowork
throughtheewithgreatpower.ForHemadetheeacomfortforallthosethatweretroubledand
aguideforthosethatweredarkenedinsin.WeallthankGod,OFather,forHegavetheetous
foroursalvation,andwesingtoHimthus:Alleluia!

Ikos7
Letyourlightsoshinebeforemen,thattheymayseeyourgoodworksandglorifyyourFather
thatisinheaven,saidtheSaviouroftheworldwithtruevoice.Forintheetoo,OFather,his
wordwasfulfilledwithallpower.Thereforewepraisetheetoo,saying:
Rejoice,thouwhohasttaughttheworldthroughbooksenlightenedbytheHolySpirit!
Rejoice,thouwhothroughwordsofgreatprofithastdispelledtheignoranceofourtimes!
Rejoice,trumpetoftheSpirit,whoheraldedtoallthejoyofrepentance!
Rejoice,wondrousprophet,whoshowedusthatweliveintheendtimes!
Rejoice,mercifulhealerofalldiseaseswhichcannotbehealed!
Rejoice,preciouscarerforallwhosesoulsareburdenedwithsorrows!
Rejoice,godlyoil,thathastcleansedallourwounds!
Rejoice,heavenlypeace,thathastbroughtsomanybrokenfamiliesbacktogether!

Rejoice,skilfulguide,thathastremovedalldevilishsnaresfromamongthepeople!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion8
Seeingtheterriblestruggleconductedbytheenemyofsalvationagainstthefamilyblessedby
God,thoudidstgirdthyselfwiththeweaponoftheword,teachingspousesthatonlypatience,
longsuffering,forbearanceandselfsacrificewithlovecanensurethepeaceoftheirhomes.
UnceasinglyweglorifyGodforsendingthee,OBlessedFather,toshowustherightway,and
wesing:Alleluia!

Ikos8
GivemeChristianmothersandIwillgiveyousaintstochangetheworld,saidthegodly
Chrysostom.Andtouchedbythistruth,thoudidsteverstrugglewithprayersandadvice,
showingfaithfulspousesthatpeaceinthefamilyisfruitoftheHolySpirit,andthattheymust
wiselystriveforthis.Weallthanktheeforthineefforttobringhealingtoourfamilies,socruelly
struckbytemptations,saying:
Rejoice,intercessorbeforeGodfortheharmonyofthoseinmarriedlife!
Rejoice,forthefaithfulspouseswhomthoudidstadvisetoliveinmoderationandholiness!
Rejoice,forthoudidstteachthemlovinglyandunselfishlytobearoneanothersweaknesses!
Rejoice,forthoudidstshowtheparentsthatthroughprayerthegraceofGoddescendethonthe
wholefamily,bringingpeaceandhappiness!
Rejoice,forthoudidststruggleagainstallsins,seeingthemasthecauseofthefallingapartof
families!
Rejoice,forthoudidstmakethyselfanunyieldingreproverofthehorribleslaughterofinfants!
Rejoice,forthoudidsttellfaithfulmothersthatthroughtheexampleoftheirlivestheycanturn
theirchildrenintosaints!
Rejoice,forthoudidstshowtheyoungthatthroughobediencetheyattractthemercyofGod
andapeacefullife!
Rejoice,forthoudidstbeseechthemtoearntheirparentsblessing,throughwhichcomethalso
theblessingoftheHolySpirit!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion9
LetusnowjoyfullypraisePaisius,ourintercessor,whothroughhisheartfeltprayers
miraculouslyhealedalloursufferings,bothinbodyandsoul.Andletussingwiththanksgiving
toGod,WhoisglorifiedintheHolyTrinity:Alleluia!

Ikos9
OFather,thoudidstmakethyselfthehealerofalldiseasesthroughthegiftgiventotheeby
God.Forburningwithloveandpityforthosetormentedbyafflictions,thoudidstselflesslypray
fortheirrelief,teachingthemtothankGodforallthings.Weallpraisetheewithonevoice,
saying:
Rejoice,strongweaponagainstthehorriblediseaseofcancer!

Rejoice,tirelesscarerforthosethatsufferinterriblepain!
Rejoice,wellspringofhealing,inwhichallthosewoundedinsoulrefreshthemselves!
Rejoice,banisherofdemons,forwiththymeeknessthoudidstcrushallthewickednessand
tyrannyofthedevil!
Rejoice,mostmercifulfather,forthoucouldstnotbeartoseethepeoplecrushedunderthe
weightoftheirsufferingsofbodyandsoul!
Rejoice,foronaccountofthisthoudidsttakeuponthyselfallourtroublesandsorrows!
Rejoice,forthoudidstselflesslypraythatGodmightgivetheeourweaknesses!
Rejoice,forthoudidstteachusthatallsorrowscomethroughstrayingfromGodandHis
commandments!
Rejoice,thouwhohastshownusthattherewardforthosethatsufferwithpatienceandglorify
Godisineffable!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion10
TheLordandSaviouroftheworldpromisedagreatrewardtothosethatwouldstrivein
righteousnessfortheperfectionofothers.Andthoughasimplemonkandunlearnedinworldly
things,thou,OBlessedFather,wastgiftedwithwisdombytheSpiritoftheLordHimself,to
guidethousandsonthepathofsalvation.UntonowthouprayestforthemtoGod,toWhomwith
joywetoosing:Alleluia!

Ikos10
Onaccountofthycompletevirtue,Godadornedtheewithgiftsbeyondnature,whichthoudidst
useforHisgloryandtheprofitofmen.Forthoudidstmakethyselfafatherofcountless
believers,who,besetbytheterribletemptationsofourtimes,soughttheeasaheavenlyhaven.
Andthereforeweasktheetoacceptustooamongthyspiritualchildrenandallowustosing
withthanksgivingtotheethus:
Rejoice,forthoudidstteachthepeopletostruggleagainsttheevilthoughtssownintheirminds
bytheenemyofoursalvation!
Rejoice,forshiningwiththegiftofdiscernment,thoudidstatoncerevealtothysonswhether
theirthoughtswerefromGodorfromthedevil!
Rejoice,forbythegraceofGodthouknewestthedepthsoftheheartsofmen!
Rejoice,forhavinggreatwisdom,thouhastbroughttonaughtallthecunningsnaresoftheevil
one!
Rejoice,forthoudidstbringmanytorepentancethroughthineunfeignedlove!
Rejoice,forthoudidstmakethyselfawisereproofoftheproudandstubborn!
Rejoice,forthouwastatendercaressforthoseindespairandoverwhelmedbytemptations!
Rejoice,forthoudidstweepunceasinglyforallthatlookedtotheeasatruehopeofsalvation!
Rejoice,foronthedayofjudgementthoushaltsaytoGodwithsweetjoy:BeholdIandthe
childrenthatThouhastgivenme!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion11

Becomingaperfectmonk,OFather,andfullofthegraceofGod,thoudidstmakethyselfthe
steadfasthopeoftheunconsoledsoulsofthosewhodesiredtodedicatethemselveswhollyto
Christ.AndinthygiftstheyallsawintheeaguideenlightenedbytheHolySpirit.Thereforewe
praiseGod,WhodidnotdepriveHisflockofshepherdsofholylife,saying:Alleluia!

Ikos11
ThoudidstfoundaconventinSouroti,wherethyfinestspiritualdaughterswoulddedicate
themselvestoChristtheBridegroomwithgreatlove.Andthenthoudidstleadthemtoperfection
throughthymostwondrouscounsel,asalovingandlongsufferingfather,whoistousalsoan
undeceivingguide.Thereforeweallblessthee,saying:
Rejoice,forthoudidstfoundtheconventofSaintJohntheTheologianinSouroti!
Rejoice,forthisbecameahavenofsalvationforsoulsthatthirstedforChrist!
Rejoice,forthoudidststriveinandoutofseasontomakethenunsintoperfectbridesofour
Lord!
Rejoice,forthoudidstteachthemtruemonasticlife,signifyingtoforsaketheworldanditslusts!
Rejoice,forthoudidststriveunceasinglytokindletheirzealforblessedasceticfeats!
Rejoice,forthoudidstguidethemtofrequentconfessionofsins,throughwhichallthedevils
worksareutterlydespoiled!
Rejoice,forthycounselfellonfruitfulearthandrefreshedthewholeworld!
Rejoice,forthoudidststrugglediligentlyagainstthespiritofthisworld,whichdothterribleharm
tomonasticlife!
Rejoice,forthroughthycourageandlovethoudidstmakethyselfanexampleofspiritualvictory
forallmonks!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion12
GreatwasthegraceofGodonthee,OBlessedFather,andalsoHisgreatmercy,foron
accountofthygreatselfsacrifice,theAlmightyvouchsafedtheewonderfulrevelationsandjoys
beyondbelief.Wetoorejoice,seeingtherewardthatGodgivethHissaints,andwebegHimto
makeustoopartakersthereofandwesingtoHim:Alleluia!

Ikos12
Evenfromthisearth,OFather,thoudidsttasteofthejoysofheaven,preparedbyour
AllMercifulGodforallthatserveHimwithlove.Foralthoughthestruggleswhichtheevilone
conductedagainsttheewereterrible,somuchgreaterweretheconsolationsthroughwhichGod
strengthenedtheeinvirtue.Therefore,inhumblepraise,wesingtothee:
Rejoice,allsweetlight,throughwhichChristshinethforthtothewholeworld!
Rejoice,wonderfulflamethatthoukindlestinuswiththeloveofGod!
Rejoice,forthoudidstmakethyselftheperfectabodeofheavenlygrace!
Rejoice,forintheeitboreallthefruitsofholiness!
Rejoice,forGodoverwhelmedtheewithHisgiftsbeyondnature!
Rejoice,forthoudidsttasteofeverlastinganduncreatedlight!
Rejoice,forthoudidstlivewiththeSaintsaswiththyclosefriends!

Rejoice,fortheMostGraciousMotherofourLordappearedtotheetostrengthentheein
sorrows!
Rejoice,ineffablewonder,forthouwastvouchsafedtospeaktoChristOurLordandGod
Himself!
Rejoice,BlessedFatherPaisius,enlightenerofthelattertimes!

Kontakion13
Thou,OFather,didstsaywithwordsenlightenedbytheHolySpiritthatmanysaintswouldhave
desiredtoliveinourtimes,inordertostriveforsalvation.ForThoudidstheraldtous,wholive
indarkness,thatthetimeisalmostreadyandthatthosethatnowstrugglevaliantlytowintheir
salvationwillreceiveamartyrsreward.ForthiswethankGod,WhowithmercylookedonHis
people,sendingHisSaintforourenlightenment,andthuswithvoicesofjoywegladlysingto
ourAllGraciousMasterthesong:Alleluia!
ThisKontakionisread3times.

AndthenagainIkos1:
Godordainedthatthouwastborn...
andKontakion1:
Letusbelievers
withonevoiceallpraise...
Thenthis:

PrayertoourBlessedFatherPaisiustheAthonite

ObelovedFatherPaisius,thouthatdidstascendtherungsofholinessandbecomeperfectin
virtue,thereforegainingboldnessbeforeourMercifulGod,dothoupraytoHim,Whomthou
didstserveunceasinglyallthylife,nottoletusperishforthemultitudeofoursins,buttoturnus
backtoblessedrepentance.Thou,whoonearthdidsthealwithsuchloveourcountless
weaknesses,diseasesbothofbodyandsoul,canstallthemorenowdeliverusfromall
sufferings.Sodothouhavemercyonus,OFather,throughthyimmeasurableloveandgodly
kindness,notforsakingusthatarefullofsins.
Dothou,whodidstnevertireofguidingustosalvationandbearingourweaknesseswhilstthou
wastherewithus,nowgrantustoothewisdomtoovercomethetemptationswhichthewicked
devildotheverweavearoundusandthroughwhichhewoulddestroyoursoulsforeternity.
EnlightenustoknowthewillofGodforusandpraytotheMasterthatHemightgiveuspower
tofulfillitwiththanksgiving.Dothou,whodidstsetanunwaveringexampleofcourageand
selfsacrifice,strengthenusalsotofollowThyvirtue,thatwemaywinaneverlastingcrown,of
whichthouthyselfwastfoundmostworthy.Thus,OFather,donotforsakeus,whoceaselessly
angerourlongsufferingGod,butratherstandwithboldnessbeforeHisthrone,intercedingfor
uswithtears,thatGodmaygiveusforthysakemostdearsalvation.Andthus,thankingthee
withallourheartforallthatthouhastdoneandstilldoestforus,letusalsothankourMost
GraciousGod,WhoisglorifiedintheHolyTrinity,theFather,theSonandtheHolySpirit,now
andeveranduntotheagesofages.Amen