Whoever believes that he is capable of correcting others is filled with egotism – Elder Paisios
Elder Paisios was born July 25, 1924 in Cappadocia of Asia Minor. Hellenic efforts to resurrect the Byzantine Empire and realise a Greater Greece had ended up in the burning and desecration of the cultural Greek city of Smyrna. With this came staggering Greco-Turkish population exchanges. After untold hardships on September 14 of 1924 young Arsenios to be Elder Paisios and his family reached the harbour of Piraeus. Three weeks later they moved to Corfu. Saint Arsenios, uncle to young Arsenios and head of the family, on November 10 left the Earthly life. He himself had predicted that he would live on Corfu for just forty days but that he would leave a worthy spiritual successor and heir, young Arsenios later to become Elder Paisios.