Holy Week at MEGA with the series “Agios Paisios – From the Ashes to Heaven”
Following the all-encompassing atmosphere of the biggest celebration of Christianity, MEGA, on Holy Week, broadcasts the historical-biographical series “Agios Paisios – From the Ashes to Heaven”.
From Holy Monday to Good Friday, the story unfolds from the beginning. The first cycle of the 9 episodes of the series “Agios Paisios – From the Ashes to Heaven” comes to remind us of the life of Agios Paisios, the emblematic figure who illuminated with his spiritual speech and his sacrificial love the whole world of Orthodoxy.
The riveting series that moved the viewers with the shocking performances, the inspired script, the high aesthetics and the cinematic image, will be broadcast:
Holy Monday at 23:10 (Episodes 1 & 2)
Big Tuesday at 23:10 (Episodes 3 & 4)
Holy Wednesday at 22:50 (Episodes 5 & 6)
Great Thursday at 22:50 (Episodes 7 & 8)
Good Friday at 22:00 (Episode 9-last)
The case of the series
The story begins with the birth of Agios Paisios, according to Arsenios Eznepidis, in Farasa of Cappadocia. After the Treaty of Lausanne, the family of little Arsenios is uprooted and takes the road of refuge to Greece. Little Arsenios grows up in Konitsa, Epirus, with his grandmother and mother, who pass on their deep faith in Christ and love for fellow human beings. He grows up with the stories about Saint Arsenios and the desire to follow the lonely life from a young age ignites in him. In 1945 he enlisted in the army where he served as a radio operator. With his demobilization he visits Mount Athos. Soon, however, he returned to Konitsa for family reasons and remained there for three years. It finally leaves for Mount Athos in March 1953 and ends at the Monastery of Esfigmenos. After three years he is in the Monastery of Filotheou, where he becomes a monk and takes the name Paisios. He sends a photo of him to his mother with which he says goodbye and tells her that he will now have the Virgin Mary for his mother.
An elite cast of actors plays the characters of the series. The screenplay is written by George Tsiakkas and directed by Stamos Tsamis. The shooting took place in places where Agios Paisios lived, such as Konitsa and Mount Athos.
Starring: Nikitas Tsakiroglou, Smaragda Smyrnaiou, Dimitris Xanthopoulos, Christina Pavlidou, Dimitris Imellos, Drossos Skotis, Despina Gatziou
In the role of Agios Paisios, Prokopis Agathokleous
In the role of Elder Cyril, George Armenis
In the role of the shepherd Theodoros, Giannis Stankoglou
In the role of Abbot Kallinikos, Costas Apostolakis
In the role of Mrs. Giorgina, Rinio Kyriazi
In the role of Arsenios Eznepidis, Paisios Exarchos
SCRIPT: GIORGOS TSIAKKAS
DIRECTION: STAMOS TSAMIS
PRODUCTION EXECUTION: GREEN OLIVE FILMS
PRODUCTION: AGIOS MAXIMOS THE GREEK INSTITUTE
ORIGINAL MUSIC: TUOMAS KANTELINEN
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