Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi (+2009)

Variations in the Spiritual Life (Teachings from Athos) Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi 14 November 2016 Even though we’re in the season of winter, we had a fine day yesterday, w...
The two poles of the spiritual life (Memory of Saint John the Charitable) Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi 12 November 2016 Today our Church celebrates the memory of Saint John the Charitable , Patri...
What is goodness and evil and when do they operate? 6 November 2016 Goodness is the Lord Himself, whatever originates from Him and all that sur...
What are the pleasures? Which are blameworthy and which are innocent? 30 October 2016 ‘Pleasures’ are those things which ‘give pleasure’ ηδονή) and sweeten our l...
What are the passions and which are the worst of them all? 22 October 2016 Created as God-like from the beginning, man would not accept anything irrat...
What is divine justice and how is it implemented? 15 October 2016 One of the highest and unrivaled of the divine attributes, or powers, or en...
Who is the Devil and how does he act? Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi 7 October 2016 The Holy Scriptures say that the devil is the “Fallen Lucifer” (Translator’...
What is the contemplation of God? Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi 30 September 2016 The contemplation of God does not belong to the realm of emotions, neither ...
Observing thoughts and guarding the senses. On the feast of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi 27 September 2016        One of the great spiritual figures of monasticism, St Sabbas, is...
What are the characteristic attributes and the powers of human soul? Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi 22 September 2016 According to the Scriptures, the most significant trait of the human soul i...
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