“The Words Of The Desert” “Last moments of Saint Sisoes the Great” Eng Subs

“The Words Of The Desert” “Last moments of Saint Sisoes the Great” Eng Subs


Music: Makis Ablianitis – Dhaulagiri What we read is touching about the beautified end of the saintly souls which, like bright meteors passed from the earthly world to let down on it their radiance and then fall hurriedly into the vastness of eternity As the multitude of ascetes heard at the mountain of Saint Antonios That abba Sisoes was about to die they gathered to his hut for his blessing Their esteem for him was limitless They called him “Diamond of the desert” it was deservedly to do so All his long life was a struggle towards sainthood and now, in his death his sainthood fully shined In his venerable figure an expression of calm happiness was engraved as he felt his fellow ascetes around him, his brothers, his companions in the good struggle who now he was reaching victoriously its finish his lips moved slowly as he wanted to say something they, old and younger, venerable fathers and novice subordinates all of them tearful out of deep emotion stand in piety in front of this mystagogy absolute silence was spread around they expected to hear the last words of a great saint to keep them as sacred consignment But he, had already been “elevated” he could not see nothing but the heavenly “Here comes my abba” they heard him whisper a shiver passed through the lean bodies of the ascetes They saw for a moment with their soul’s eyes The great figure of the “professor” of monks Saint Antonios Reaching out his blessed hand to take with him the most exquisite of his students him, that copied the tiniest details of his paradox life “Behold the gathering of the Apostles and Prophets” The face of the moribund shined a heavenly light while he was whispering these words his lips were still slowly moved as like he was having a conversation with beings that only he could see “Father, who do you speak with?” The oldest of his fellow ascetes asked “They are Holy Angels, they want to take me” “and I plead to them, to let me be so I will repent” he said with toil and two tears rolled behind his fallen eyelids “You have no more need of repetence” “Beautified Sisoe” “You have been repenting your whole life” fathers replied to him admiring his humility “I do not know brothers” “If I even have started” While he was saying these His face glowed as you would see in it the sun itself All those around became ecstatic out of admiration along with fear “My Lord” “And my God” “Glory to You” These were his last words With these, his soul flew to the heavens He had seen Jesus that he adores out of the depths of his heart? None could say But all, affirmed this the paradox light they saw on his figure the out of the world peacefulness that was shed into the humble hut the untold fragrance all, testified the visitation of the Heavenly King, to His chosen friend!

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