Priestmonk Agathánghelos Kalaphatis
Book 11 of the Mount Athos Series
Papa Tykhon whose name in the world was Timothy Golégoff, was born in the village of Nóvaya Mikhállovska in Siberia in 1884. He visited about 200 monasteries including those of Sinai and Palestine. For 60 years he lived on the Holy Mountain where he fell asleep in the Lord on September 10, 1968.
Priestmonk Agathánghelos’s remarkable account of his experience with Papa Tykhon, his spiritual guide, shows us someone of profound faith, whose unwavering devotion, prayer and love stands as a beacon in our darkness.
Through his worldly simplicity and humility, joy and love, Papa Tykhon constantly offered prayers for the whole world. He was devoted to the Theotokos and was a worthy minister of the Most High God, his celebration of the Divine Liturgy being his particular delight. A man of love, prayer, compunction and humility, he demonstrated his love of heavenly things by his constant remembrance of death, by his joy and by his ‘laying aside of all earthly cares’.
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