Miracles of Saint Theosevios (3)

Miracles of Saint Theosevios (3)

Saint Neofytos Recluse The blind monkThere was a blind monk in Cyprus who, when he heard that the saint had the grace of healing those with impaired vision, came to him and begged him for a cure. He promised: ‘If you have mercy on me, saint of God, and give...

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Miracles of Saint Theosevios (2)

Miracles of Saint Theosevios (2)

Saint Neofytos Recluse   The crows One time, when the same monk was busy elsewhere, a couple of crows came and ate all his pulses and everything else he had to eat. When the monk returned and saw the damage to his foodstuffs, he began, in his simplicity, to chide...

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Miracles of Saint Theosevios

Miracles of Saint Theosevios

Saint Neofytos Recluse   The deaf man and another who was blind Some time later, two people were walking along the road, one of whom was deaf and was holding the hand of the other, who was blind. The blind man heard wonderful hymn-singing and joyful, melodic voices and said...

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Miracles of Saint Diomidis (3)

Miracles of Saint Diomidis (3)

Saint Neofytos Recluse   Third miracle It was said of one man that his stomach gradually expanded on a daily basis, and if he ate and drank a lot he felt even more hungry and thirsty. His face was pallid and unpleasant to look at and he was in terrible...

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Miracles of Saint Diomidis (2)

Miracles of Saint Diomidis (2)

Saint Neofytos Recluse   Second miracle At some point, late at night, Saint Diomidis appeared to the iconographer and said to him: ‘Look, painter, at the man you say you don’t know and, once you’ve been convinced by the monk who’s entreating you, record in colours him whom you see’....

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Miracles of Saint Diomidis

Miracles of Saint Diomidis

Saint Neofytos Recluse   When his enemies became aware of his presence, they followed him, because they wanted to find out who it was who’d come to Trifyllios, where he’d come from and where he was staying. Five hundred Hagarenes were on his heels. The first miracle The young...

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The Case of ‘Fools for Christ’

The Case of ‘Fools for Christ’

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   Among the many saints- that is, the people who loved Christ, ‘with all their heart’ and expressed their love through self-denial and shouldering their cross- there are those we know as ‘fools for Christ’. Usually monastics, they present themselves to the world as mad, opposed to...

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The Holy New- Virgin Martyr Kyranna, Patron Saint of Ossa, Langada

The Holy New- Virgin Martyr Kyranna, Patron Saint of Ossa, Langada

Saint Kyranna was born in Avissoka, Thessaloniki, now known as Ossa in the region of Langada. Her external beauty was commensurate to the internal beauty of her soul in that she was endowed with the virtues of modesty as well as prudence. And thus she lived, close to her parents....

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St. Philothei of Athens 1522-1589

St. Philothei of Athens 1522-1589

St. Philothei lived in the Turkish-occupied, sixteenth-century Athens. Her spiritual and social work was groundbreaking, especially for a woman of that era. It was accomplished within the Church and dedicated to the service of the Greek people as a continuation and consequence of Orthodoxy and Romanity. On 19 October 1589,...

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A scandal, many sins and a saint!

A scandal, many sins and a saint!

Ioannis Panayiotopoulos, Lecturer at the Theological School, Athens University   One of the most wonderful stories in the Lavsaïko describes...

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