Athens, January 13, 2015
According to exclusive information from the Greek website Romfea, it became known today that the Patriarchate of Constantinople has begun the process of canonizing Elder Paisios.
Now the official announcement has followed from the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriachate concerning the inclusion of Elder Paisios among the ranks of the saints of the Orthodox Church.
“Today, Tuesday January 13, 2015, the Holy Synod has gathered for a session presided over by Patriarch Bartholomew. The subject of the session was a report by the Commission for the canonization of saints, in which it was suggested that Elder Paisios be included among the saints.
After careful study of the reported facts, the Synod unanimously included Schemamonk Paisios the Hagiorite among the ranks of the saints.
Patriarch Bartholomew and the Holy Synod.
January 13, 2015