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[[Image:Covered Vessels 2Elderjosephhesychast.jpg|left|150px100px]]Elder '''''[[EucharistJoseph the Hesychast]]''''' comes from was a [[monk]] and [[elder]] on Mount Athos. Born in Paros to George and Maria in 1898, the Greek meaning ''giving thanks''future elder went to work in Pireaus in his teens. Other names for At twenty-three he began to read the Eucharist include: lives of the ''Holy Gifts'', ''Communion''Fathers, and which gave him the ''Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ''desire to enter into monasticism. [[Orthodox Church|Orthodox Christians]] believe that He responded to this desire by fasting and praying in the Real Presence of God (not merely a sign) is present after the [[consecration]] of the Giftsnearby countryside, which was uninhabited, and then go to Mount Athos.
The Eucharist is future Elder yearned to pray unceasingly, but had great troubles - he could not find a spiritual father, and the center indifference of life in the Orthodox Church because the Church is primarily a eucharistic communitymany monks towards unceasing prayer. The Eucharist is In the completion midst of all this experience, however, he was granted a vision of the Church's other sacraments [[uncreated light]], and the source and the goal gift of all of the Church's doctrines and institutionsceaseless prayer was given to him.
The faithful receive Holy Communion on a spoon. They are given both the consecrated bread (NIKA) He reposed in 1959, and he has wide acclaim for being the sanctified wine. The communion spiritual father or grandfather of the faithful is always from the gifts offered and sanctified at the given Divine Liturgy. All who are Elders [[Preparation for Holy Communion|preparedEphrem of Philotheou]] members , Joseph of the Orthodox Church through the [[sacrament]]s Vatopedi, Haralambos of [[baptism]] Dionysiou and others, who are directly credited for revitalising six of the twenty monasteries on [[chrismationMount Athos]], including small children and infants, may partake of Holy Communion.
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