The Epistles collected in this volume were addressed to the abbess and sisters of the Holy Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Souroti, Thessaloniki, Greece. Although these Epistles were written to monastics, the counsels contained in them can be of inestimable benefit to everyone. Elder Paisios’ Epistles constitute a handbook of Orthodox spiritual life. One senses in them the authenticity of the grace-filled life that produced them. The God-inspired discernment of the Elder, together with his profound and all-consuming love for God and man, emerges from each line.