Saint Paisios the Athonite

The Monastery of St. John the Theologian is situated in the village Souroti, 20km away from the airport of Thessalonica. On July 12th 1994, Elder Paisios reposed and was buried at the Monastery, next to the church of St Arsenios the Cappadocian.

The convent is dedicated to Saints John the Theologian and Arsenios the Cappadocian, whereas it is popular to the whole world because in it, next to the Catholicon, lies the grave of Saint Paisios the Athonite.

The nuns of the monastery had Saint Paisios as their spiritual leader. Saint Paisios fell asleep in the Lord on July 12, 1994. Since then, every year on 11 and 12 of July, on the saint’s memory, a vigil is conducted with the participation of thousands of believers from all Greece and even from abroad.

In the impressive Catholicon lie the holy relics of Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian. The monastery was founded in 1972 and has approximately 60 nuns.