Synaxarion of our Venerable Father Bessarion of Agathonos

 By Metropolitan Joel of EdessaOn today [January 22] we commemorate our Venerable Father Bessarion the New, the merciful and discerning, who lived in asceticism and accomplished his life on the Monastery of Agathonos in Phthia, the place his holy relic was uncovered from the grave, and was discovered to be incorrupt.


Sacrificer of the Master Christ Bessarion,
Cover those that sing your hymns of their prayers.

This new Venerable of our Church was from Petalidi of Messinia. He was born on the twentieth of the month of November within the 12 months 1905 to pious mother and father, Demosthenes and Vineta. He was lucky in his customary years of training and studying to sit down on the toes of the well-known ascetic Elias Panagoulakis, and to hearken to the sermons of different Fathers, such because the Hieromonks Polykarpos Andronos, Joel Yiannakopoulos and the missionary Chrysostomos Papasarantopoulos. When he got here to a mature age, he departed for the Monastery of the Panagia of Dimiova. After a 3 12 months trial he was tonsured a monk. In 1931 he was ordained a deacon by Metropolitan Meletios of Messenia and in 1933 a presbyter by Andrew of Triphylia, a deputy of the Metropolis of Messenia. Later he was made a non secular father.Through his intercessions, Christ God, save our souls. Amen.

Apolytikion in Plagal of the First Tone
The refrain of the Fathers, the Monastery of Agathonos, sacrificer beloved of God, and luminous man from Fthia, the enjoyment of the needy, and most precise information of sinners, presbyter of Christ, and mannequin of piety, allow us to all from our hearts sing hymns to Bessarion.Kontakion within the Fourth Tone
Your divine reminiscence, is well known by the Monastery of Agathonos, in addition to the well-known Phthia, who narrate your life, O Bessarion, and your miracles.

Purified of the varied passions, and made prepared for the garment of the priesthood, in these latter years, on the Monastery of Agathonos, you rose just like the solar, shining to the utmost ends. You strengthened with assist from above, the title of Christ and His commandments, preaching all over the place as a wonderful instructor, drawing into the online of the Church many who have been dwelling in sin. Wherefore as a saint you have been glorified, each in life and after dying, O Bessarion, with monastics and people on the earth, narrating and singing hymns, to your grace and numerous mercies.

Rejoice spiritually all of Phthia, for you have got in your midst, the revered Bessarion, rejoice additionally his enclosure, the Monastery of Agathonos, which divinely nurtured, the brand new saint.





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