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Abbot Haralambos Dionysiatis - The Teacher of Noetic Prayer

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Monk Joseph Dionysiatis

Abbot Haralambos Dionysiatis - The Teacher of Noetic Prayer

Originally from the brotherhood of the elder Joseph, the Cave-Dweller, father Haralambos went on the become the abbot of the large Monastery of Dionysiou. He reposed in December, 2000. Along with his life, teachings, and testimonies of his disciples, the volume contains many color and b/w photographs. by Monk Joseph Dionysiatis.


English language

Paper back
Size: 14x21
Pages: 288
ISBN: 960-351-509-4



GREETING OF THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM 9
PREFACE 11
INTRODUCTION 25
PART ONE
HIS LIFE-STORY
 

CHAPTER A
YOUTHFUL YEARS - DIVINE CALL
 
Haralambos' ancestry
31
The uprooting of Pontos 32
Leonidas' wedding
33
Leonidas' rescue from a frightening shipwreck 34
An example of great soberness 35
About charity and faith 36
"Around your table" 37
Migration again to native land 37
Haralambos at the front of the stage 38
Proof also of the soberness of young Haralambos 39
Recreational pass-times 40
With the old calendar - Most pious and simple Elias, his first teacher 41
Haralambos' new spiritual problem 42
Adventures with rebels, captive in Bulgaria (1941) 43
Amazing rescue by Holy Great Martyr George 45
Return - Leonidas kneeling before the icon stand
47
The promises 48
After the capture 49
Leonidas' death is a holy one - Haralambos, the protector of the family 49
Imitator of St Dionysios of Aegina 50
In Drama - The new obstacles 52

CHAPTER B
FIRST STRUGGLES - GREAT SCHEMA MONK - HIEROMONK
 
Holy Mountain - Caves of Little St Anne, 7-7-1950 57
Father Thanasi - The first disheartening impression 58
The next impressions 59
Novice Haralambos - First trials 60
The first drills 61
Novice Haralambos' first experiences 64
Desire for God wiped out the desire for parents 65
The hell of the dark cave is transformed into paradise 66
Elevation to monastic tonsure and the priesthood 68
The daily program 68
The daily struggle of Father Haralambos 72
Return to the first struggles - Alternative solution 76
The barrel that could not be lifted; miracle of obedience 78
Fruit of obedience - Entry to the impenetrability of noetic prayer 84
An example from another athlete of obedience 85
Faith in the anadoho Elder is a holy mystery 88
The tone of the Elder 90
Last experiences at the huts of Little St Anne 92

CHAPTER C
NEW SKETE - BLESSED REPOSE OF ELDER JOSEPH
 
To Holy New Skete, 1953-59/1959-67 95
The fisherman Barba Johnny and the boat 96
The blessed end of Elder Joseph (1959) 100
Father Haralambos, cut off the cares 101
The relative independence of the members of the brotherhood but how they helped each other 102
The Elder as a spiritual father 105
The Elder as a teacher 109
The Elder's counsels about noetic and unceasing prayer 113
"Cut off the cares" - The splendid fruit 117
Clear examples of self-denial 121
I am the demon of slothfulness 122
Father Haralambos sees his previously departed Elder in a vision 123
My first contact - The first members of the brotherhood 127
Peter, the simple and guileless 127
The Elder's choices 131
Awareness of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist - Experiences with Elders of New Skete 134
The vision of the nourishment of the living - departed 136
The Elder as a spiritual father of clergy and monks 138
The mishap of a monk who was not in obedience 141

CHAPTER D
BOURAZERI - HEADING TOWARDS THE HOLY MONASTERIES
 
To more spacious places 145
Father Theoklitos - About the book "Conversations on Athos" 147
With the political administrator of the Holy Mountain 148
At the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy 153
Another wondrous incident
155
With the fiery flame 157
The palpable presence of in-dwelling grace reflected in the Elder's spiritual children 159
The deluded ascetic 161
A lecture about the Holy Mountain - The increase in the number of monks of the Holy Monasteries 165
Heading from the Chelandarian Bourazeri to the Holy Monasteries 167
Move to the Holy Monastery of Xenophontos (1975)
168

CHAPTER E
ABBOT OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF DIONYSIOU -BLESSED END
 
Move to the Holy Monastery of Dionysiou 169
Program 170
The daily Divine Liturgies 171
The Elder's work at the Holy Monastery of Dionysiou 172
Last exams 176
At the dependency of Monoxilitis 178
The blessed end 178
The corpse transferred to the holy church of St Nektarios 182
Final abode 182

PART TWO
TEACHING
 

CHAPTER A
ABOUT NOETIC PRAYER
 
Conversations about noetic prayer 187
First dialogue 188
Second dialogue 195
Generally about prayer - Confessions from his children 200
A brief treatise about noetic prayer 205
A letter from the Elder to a relative 227
Victorious against negligence 229

CHAPTER B
ABOUT THE HOLY EUCHARIST
 
About the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist 239
The Elder's criteria 243
And a small conversation about frequent Holy Communion 250

CHAPTER C
ABOUT CHARITY
 
Charity 225

PART THREE
EXPERIENCES AND TESTIMONIES OF HIS SPIRITUAL CHILDREN
 
Introduction 263
Thoughts of His Grace Bishop Christoforos of Andidon 265
Praise to a righteous man - Consolation for our souls 267
Who was Father Haralambos for us - The experience of one of his many children 273

EPILOGUE

283
PRAYER 285
GLOSSARY 287




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