Mt. Athos, August 9, 2019
Prayers are being requested for Elder Gabriel of Mt. Athos, a disciple of the great St. Paisios.
According to vimaorthodoxias.gr, the elder is suffering greatly from shingles. His health has deteriorated over the past four months and he has stopped receiving visitors at his cell.
Elder Gabriel is himself one of the most beloved modern elders. He has labored for many years in the cell of St. Christodoulos of Koutloumousiou Monastery, near Karyes, the capital of Mt. Athos, where countless pilgrims would come to get his blessing and hear a word unto their salvation.
Elder Gabriel was among the 12 who addressed the Sacred Community of Mt. Athos in defense of the canonical Ukrainian Church, in protest of the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s anti-canonical actions there.
The videos below offer a brief glimpse of Elder Gabriel and his teachings: