"One day a man possessed with a devil came to Scetis, and they prayed over him, but the devil did not leave him, for it was obstinate. The priests said, "What can we do against this devil? No one can drive him away, except Abba Bessarion, but if we call him, he will not come, even to the church. Therefore, let us do this: since he comes to church early, before anyone else, let us make the possessed one sleep here and when he comes, let us keep to our prayer, and say to him, "Abba, awaken the brother." This is what they did. When the old man came early, they kept to their prayer and said to him, "Awaken the brother." The old man said to him, "Arise and go." Immediately the devil departed from him and from that hour he was healed."
Anonymous [043]