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Τρίτη, 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Ο ΜΑΚΑΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΓΕΡΟΝΤΑΣ ΠΑΪΣΙΟΣ ΣΤΗ WALL STREET JOURNAL



Greeks Seek Strength in the Powers of a Revered Monk to Predict Events


By GORDON FAIRCLOUGH

 

SOUROTI, Greece—Legend has it that nearly three decades ago, a bearded Orthodox Christian mystic visiting here made an unsettling prediction: Greece in the future would experience a "great disruption and confusion," followed by hunger and political turmoil.
Believers say this grim vision of Elder Paisios, an ascetic monk who died in 1994, was actually a prescient glimpse of the upheaval now gripping this debt-racked country—helping fuel a surge of interest in the Orthodox holy man by Greeks struggling to make sense of a brutal financial crisis.
Elder Paisios, who spent much of his adult life as a hermit on the monastic peninsula of Mount Athos in northeastern Greece, has become a popular sensation—with tales of his prognostications and miracles he is said to have performed posted online and recounted in popular books. (Περισσότερα στις διευθύνσεις που ακολουθούν).

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