Posts about saints

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The life of Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian – 2

Saint Paisios the Athonite   While he was always charitable towards others, Father Arsenios was very hard on himself, and, out of his great love,…

Nov 14, 2017
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The life of Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian – 1

Saint Paisios the Athonite   The most Blessed Father Arsenios was born around 1840 in Pharasa or Varasio, the most important of the six Christian…

Nov 13, 2017
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The two poles of the spiritual life (Memory of Saint John the Charitable)

Today our Church celebrates the memory of Saint John the Charitable , Patriarch of Alexandria. Saint John came from Cyprus, and was the son of rich and…

Nov 12, 2017
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Saint Minas, a Brave Martyr and Confessor

Saint Minas lived at the time of the Emperor Maximian and was born in Egypt of pagan parents. According to Coptic sources, Minas was born in Egypt in 285…

Nov 11, 2017
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Saint Porphyrios the Mimic

George Poulos   Christianity is the world’s greatest source of joy, but it is no laughing matter. No one would think a clown could make his way…

Nov 06, 2017
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Saint George the Elder, a contemporary Saint

The blessed Elder George came from the Black Sea and was orphaned and left on his own very early in life. After being persecuted and imprisoned by the…

Nov 04, 2017
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Saints Cosmas and Damian

Christianity flourished in an­tiquity in the face of seeming­ly insurmountable odds. In de­fiance of odds of a different kind, the odds of chance, a…

Nov 01, 2017
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Apostles Stachys, Amplias, Urbanus, Apelles, Narcissus and Aristobulus

George Poulos   In recent years there has been a rash of new religions erupt­ing on the community skin, a kind of social disease to which the seasoned…

Oct 31, 2017
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St Anastasia the Roman

Saint Symeon the Translator   We find two Anastasias in the Lives of the saints, both of whom were of prominent and famous families and who confessed…

Oct 29, 2017
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Saint Nestor, the Martyr for Christ

James W. Lillie   We know very little concerning the martyr Nestor, other than that he was a close spiritual brother of Saint Dimitrios. He may have…

Oct 27, 2017