Saturday, May 22, 2021

Trailer for the Television Series on the Life of Saint Paisios the Athonite

Prokopis Agathkleous as St. Paisios
The life of Saint Paisios the Athonite has become a television series (as reported in September 2020) and aspires to bring to the screens of our homes the most important moments of the life of the Saint, from the moment he was born until his death. The first season, which has already been completed, concerns the course of the Saint from his family being led out of Farasa by Saint Arsenios of Cappadocia, who baptized Saint Paisios, to growing up in Konitsa, his experiences in the Greek army, his initial monastic venture in Konitsa, until the moment he enters Mount Athos. The second season will begin with his life on Mount Athos and end with his death.

The screenplay is by George Tsiakkas, directed by Stamos Tsamis, produced by the Saint Maximos the Greek Institute and by Green Olive. Many big names among Greek and Cypriot actors will be featured, including Prokopis Agathokleous who plays Saint Paisios as a young man. The series was shot as much as possible at the actual locations. This series will be shown on Greek television, and released online at It has not been indicated if it will have English subtitles, but if people go to the website and submit the request, perhaps they will.