Recently, two services to St. Paisios of Mount Athos have been approved, one written by Metropolitan Joel of Edessa, and one written by the nuns of the Monastery of Souroti. The hymns below are my amateur translation of selected hymns from the service to the Saint by Metropolitan Joel.
I include these for two reasons. First, I offer these for those who wish to celebrate St. Paisios the New, whose first feast is next Sunday July 12th (also note that there is an akathist to St. Paisios the Athonite as well). This is truly a great event, which can be seen by the fact that the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is going to be present himself at the Monastery of Souroti for the feast. However, I also pray that this great Saint of the 20th century might bless, protect and guide the people of Greece as a whole. For those unaware, Greece is currently going through one of its most difficult periods in decades. There have been incredible financial, social, and political upheavals in the last several days, and many Greeks have great insecurity regarding which way to go forward, and what will happen in their future. Please pray for the people of Greece, and may St. Paisios guide all Greeks towards true love and philotimo for Christ and for their homeland, and may he help all those who suffer throughout the entire world!