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Spiritual Counsels Volume IV: Family Life

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 Elder Paisios of Mt Athos






This book is an anthology of the many discussions Elder Paisios had with his spiritual children, especially the nuns of St. John the Theologian Monastery in Souroti, Thessaloniki. The topics are ordered thematically in currently four different titles. In this fourth volume, Family Life, the topics include:

  1. Part One – Supporting the Family
    1. For a Harmonious Family
    2. With Patience the Family is Saved
  2. Part Two – Parents and Their Obligations
    1. Childbearing
    2. The Role of the Mother in Raising Children
    3. The Parents’ Responsibility for Raising Their Children
  3. Part Three – Children and Their Obligations
    1. Children, Their Joys and Their Difficulties
    2. The Respect and Love of Children for Parents
  4. Part Four – Spiritual Life
    1. Spiritual Life in the Family
    2. Work and Spiritual Life
    3. Self Control in Daily Life
  5. Part Five – The Trials in Our Life
    1. “We Went Through Fire and Through Water…”
    2. Illness
    3. Disability is a Blessing From God
    4. Spiritual Laws
  6. Part Six – Death and the Future Life
    1. Facing Death
    2. “Ye Sorrow Not, Even as Others Who Have No Hope”
    3. Life After Death


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