"Manliness is

when you give yourself completely to God."

+ St. Paisios of Mount Athos

Our Vision and Mission


St. Paisios of Mount Athos, the patron Saint and Father of the St. Paisios Brotherhood, always equates manliness with virtue. The cultivation of Christian virtue and holiness is the path that strengthens a man; it is the road to stable, sound, and secure manhood.

Our Vision

The Saint Paisios Brotherhood is a fraternal order of Orthodox Christian men established to recover authentic manhood in a world where men are told lies about what a man is. These lies have caused generations of men to grow up weak and blind to the truth of who God created us to be. We draw from the sacred teachings of the Orthodox Christian faith which teaches us that God calls men to seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, developing virtue, strength of character, and purity of heart. Men are called to bear their crosses, to engage in spiritual warfare against their passions and the demonic forces, and to carry out God’s will in their lives.

Our Mission

  • To define, recover and restore authentic masculinity in the hearts of men.
  • To expose the lies that keep men weak, enslave them to their passions and bind them to ideologies.
  • To foster and nurture real brotherhood and unity in Christ, so that a man can discover and grow into who God has created him to be.

What St. Paisios Brotherhood Does

  • Creates and supports local face to face brotherhoods rooted in Orthodox parishes.
  • Arranges for regular gatherings of like-minded men, where authentic relationships between men can be forged.
  • Develops and implements programs to educate and support men.
  • Recruits and trains qualified men to form a network of mentors to help other men realize and achieve their high calling in Christ.