"St Eumenios ... His Divine laughter filled my heart!"
The Saint who laughed.
Our beloved Elder laughed, he laughed a lot. He laughed with us people and conveyed his joy to us.
He laughed with the Saints, with Our Holy Mother of God, with the Angels, and he conveyed to us again the joy of the Saints, of Our Lady, of the angels, so when we went there, we may have been distressed and tired mentally or physically, but we left light as feathers.
"...He laughed with the Saints, with Our Holy Mother of God, with the Angels, and he conveyed to us again the joy of the Saints, of Our Lady, of the angels, so when we went there, we may have been distressed and tired mentally or physically, but we left light as feathers. "
St. Eumenios laughed many times and during the services, maybe while reading the holy gospel or when he was praising Our Lady Thotokos. "Everyone who approached him saw a priest, a monk, with great joy on his face. This joy, many times, was expressed with many laughs, mixed with his words or poured from the tips of his closed lips, when he was silent.
You understood that it was the laughter of a cute person (ie a person with divine grace), of a heart overflowing with true, divine peace and joy, which poured out and cooled, astonishing (surprising) others. It was obvious that Fr. Eumenios was trying to restrain himself from humiliation, not to show this holy peculiarity, but he did not always succeed.
Whenever I visited him I received this gift, that is, his joy and his "other" laughter, which flowed to my heart. When he wore his priestly uniform and went out to the Beautiful Gate for the "Peace Pass" or reminded us of Our Lady on the iconostasis, his face, compared to the glittering vestments, shone more.
Especially in front of the Virgin Mary, in the Most Holy or in the Greetings, he greeted her really flooded with joy and he laughed alone, as if the Virgin Mary had told him a pleasant news.
Translated from Source: amethystosbooks.blogspot.com