Posts about saints

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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
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Feast of Great Martyr Demetrios, The Myrrh-Streamer

Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province…

Oct 26, 2017
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Apostle James, the Brother of our Lord, First Bishop of Jerusalem

James W. Lillie   Saint James was the son of Joseph the Betrothed from his (first) marriage. He was blessed by God while he was still in his mother’s…

Oct 23, 2017
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Blessed Gerasimos the Younger, from Kefallonia

Our blessed father Yerasimos was born in 1509, in the village of Trikala, near Corinth in the Peloponnese. His God-fearing parents, Dimitrios and Kali…

Oct 20, 2017
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The Attitude of the Saints towards the Maladies of their Era

Elder Christodoulos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousi   We feel sad, worried, exposed and afraid not only because of external events, but…

Oct 19, 2017
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Evangelist Luke, “the Beloved Physician”

Archbishop Lazar Puhalo   It has become a commonplace of for critics to suggest doubts about the authorship of Luke’s Gospel and the Book of Acts….

Oct 18, 2017
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Thoughts on the crisis of our times

Elder Christodoulos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousi   The saints are our friends and the friends of God, the people to whom we can always…

Oct 16, 2017
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Saint Paraskevi from Epivates, the Patron Saint of the Balkans

Blessed Paraskevi. The fragrant blossom of the desert “God is marvellous in His saints” are the words of the Prophet of God (Ps. 67, 35). He’s wonderful…

Oct 14, 2017
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Saint Isaak the Syrian and the Wisdom of his Ascetical Homilies

Feast day: 28 September Not much can be stated with certainty about the life of Saint Isaak. He is believed to have been born in Beth Qatrye (‘region…

Sep 30, 2017
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Saint Kyriakos the Anachorite

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   Today the Church honours and celebrates the sacred memory of Blessed Kyriakos the Anchorite, who…

Sep 29, 2017