Our Lord Jesus Christ of Souroti – as seen by Saint Paisios the Athonite

Saint Paisios saw Christ: I saw Christ – He was in light, just about 6 meters from me. I saw Him from His side. His hair was bright and His eyes were blue. He did not say a word to me, but only looked – not right at me, but a bit more to the side…


One day Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ appeared to Saint Paisios. Saint Paisios was full of joy and emotion at seeing the most beautiful face of Christ. He asked the Nuns from the Monastery of Souroti to make an Icon of Christ like he saw Him. Saint Paisios asked for the Icon to show Christ holding an open Gospel with the words “I am the Resurrection and the Life; he that believeth in Me, even if he dies, he shall live” (John 11:25). This is because Christ appeared to Saint Paisios when he was fifteen years old, and at that time He was holding the Gospel in His left hand, open to the page where these words were written.

The beautiful Icon that Saint Paisios detailed to the Nuns is below.

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