There’s far too much to say for me to even begin speaking of the lives of these holy men of God. They shine as bright lights for us in the modern world, having lived in times contemporary to ours. These men are gifts to us, given by the grace and mercy of God, for us to listen to deeply and to be inspired in our lives in Christ. Below I will list the names of these holy men, together with a link to a book either by them or about them, as well as a brief version of their life from online. May God strengthen us by their example and especially by their holy prayers.


The Elders, from left to right…
Elder Paisios the Athonite
Brief Life and Teachings
– book, Elder Paisios of Mt Athos by Elder Isaac

Elder Iakovos of Evia
– no good life online, sorry
– book, The Garden of the Holy Spirit – Elder Iakovos of Evia

Elder Porphyrios of Kapsokalyvia (Wounded by Love)
Brief Life
– book, Wounded by Love

[seated] Elder Joseph the Hesychast
– a great deal about the Life of the Elder
– book, Monastic Wisdom: The Letters of Elder Joseph the Hesychast
– book, Elder Joseph the Hesychast: Struggles – Experiences – Teachings