Men are not meant to be alone!
Men learn how to become a man from other men.
It takes a brotherhood.
The Brotherhood of St Paisios are men teaching men how to become a man.
Our Book Study
A Weekly Book Discussion with Fr Stephen Lourie
The next book study will be on Tuesday nights.
October 3rd, 2023
at 7pm EST/4pm PST
We highly recommend signing up early to join the community.
Become a Pledged Member of the St Paisios Brotherhood
Ready to become the man God has been calling your to be?
Orthodox men living and supporting one another in living the faith daily.
Achieving Sexual Integrity
Fr Hans has developed a powerful 8 week course to help men.
We provide weekly instruction and support for regaining integrity in all areas of our lives.
Next sessions begins October 5th, 2023.
Start a Local Chapter of the Brotherhood at Your Parish
Learn how to develop a successful chapter.
Plus, a weekly online meeting designed to encourage and support in you in leading your group.
WHY IS THIS WORK SO IMPORTANT?
Surrounded by distortions, excesses and confused images of masculinity, men in the West find themselves in an existential crisis. With the guiding wisdom of Fr. Hans Jacobse, the St Paisios Brotherhood looks to renew a spirit of brotherhood, accountability and mentorship towards an authentic vision of the Christian man.
Editor of "The Symbolic World" podcast
Why the St Paisios Brotherhood?
The fragmentation of the family and dissolution of the anchors of faith have made it harder than ever for young men to grow into adults. The St. Paisios Brotherhood is a clear light shining in these dark times.
Dr. David Bradshaw
Professor of Philosphy
Author of "Aristotle East and West"
In these days of increased Nones & Dones and also record numbers of Seekers in our Orthodox Christian Communities, it is clear that the St. Paisios Brotherhood is providing a much needed forum. The need for such ministries can be measured by the obvious growth in numbers of participants.
The Very Rev Dr Chad Hatfield,
St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary,President & Professor of Pastoral Theology
The men of the St. Paisios Brotherhood are 100% committed to following Christ and doing His will for their lives.
They know that men cannot stay the course alone, and that being isolated as men in this culture leads to failure.
Teaming up with others is the key to long-term success in meeting our goals.
The St. Paisios Brotherhood stands as a city on a hill for a generation of men lost in the spiritual struggle. It is led by a team of Orthodox clergy and laymen committed to helping all men who come with a desire for virtue, truth and to live a life of repentance and the Orthodox Faith. The SPB is not just helping men lead better lives in this world; it is preparing them for the age to come and saving their souls.
The St. Paisios Brotherhood is a significant source of encouragement, energy, and accountability for me.
As a recent convert to Orthodoxy the Brotherhood provides me with consistent access to a network of men who meet regularly helping each other rise out of the mire of confusion and toxic shame, that naturally accompanies life in western world.
St Paisios - Advice to men:
You must take care of the purification of your soul on a daily basis.
You must acquire divine justice and not logic, for only then the grace of our Christ will come to you.
Before you do something, think if Christ wants you to act accordingly.
You must perfectly practice obedience, so you may later talk to others about the virtue of obedience.
The "no" you say to people must be "no", and the "yes" must be "yes". Do not pretend, but say whatever you think, even if it hurts the other person; say it in a good manner, however, and also give some explanations.
You must have and maintain this spiritual dignity; always pay attention to what pleases your fellow monks and not to what pleases yourself.
Everyday, you should read a section from the New Testament for the purification of your soul.
Do not look at what other people do, or examine how, and why they do it.
Your own goal is the purification of your soul and the perfect submission of your mind to divine grace.