Elder Joseph is one of the most important and influential Athonite Saints of the last century. Many who knew him during his life have written about him, and below are all of the links regarding his life and writings that I can locate. If you know of others, please let me know.

Through the prayers of our Holy Elder Joseph, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.


  • Excerpt and review of Monastic Wisdom
  • Writings

  • Elder Joseph on Patience and Endurance
  • Negligence, the Unsleeping Danger for the Christian
  • The Differances Among Trials
  • Extract from a Letter by Elder Joseph (in Greek)
  • Reflections of, Homilies on, Etc.

  • Elder Joseph the Hesychast and the Teaching of Mental Prayer Which Flows from His Letters, a homily by Abbot Ephraim of Vatopaidi Monastery
  • Images

  • Elder Joseph
  • Place of the Ascetic Feats of Elder Joseph
  • St. Basil Skete
  • Pilgrimage to St. Anthony Monastery
  • Drawing of the Elder
  • Items for purchase

  • Monastic Wisdom, the Letters of Elder Joseph the Hesychast
  • Elder Joseph the Hesychast – Struggles, Experiences, Teachings (by Elder Joseph of Vatopedi)
  • Blessed Elder Iakovos of Epiros, Elder Joseph the Hesychast, and Mother Stavritsa the Missionary (by Constantine Cavarnos)
  • Icon of the Elder
  • Related topics

  • Elder Arsenios the Cave-Dweller
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