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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The Holy Martyr Tryphon of Apamea

The Holy Martyr Tryphon of Apamea

Saint Tryphon was born in Lampsakos, in Phrygia during the reign of the Emperor Gordian. From a young age, his task was to be a goose-herd. The ignominy of his work, however, did not deprive him of, but actually increased his spiritual knowledge through his exalting humility and his overwhelming...

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The Three Hierarchs and Modern Atheism

The Three Hierarchs and Modern Atheism

Bishop Efthymios of Aheloos   ‘The Impudence of the Heresies is Defeated’ The phenomenon of atheism arose in the West and became a world-wide movement for which Western civilization paid dearly in the 20th century. Atheism began within the Western Church as a reaction on the part of learned men...

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Let Light Shine for the Little Parishioners

Let Light Shine for the Little Parishioners

Have you ever visited a cave, or have you gone for a walk in a very dark place? Maybe it was so dark that you couldn’t see anything or anybody around you. What did you do? Did you turn on a flashlight and look around? When you turn on a...

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The Angel of the Wilderness

The Angel of the Wilderness

Georgios N. Manolis, Theologian   The life and activity of John the Baptist and Forerunner is an enduring testimony in Christ, culminating in his martyrdom for Him. Just as then, when he was active in the wilderness of the Jordan, so today his voice can be heard in the wilderness...

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Saint Daniel the Stylite

Saint Daniel the Stylite

Stylites (the Greek word style means pillar) In the early days of the Byzantine Empire, the love for God made many monks to choose strict and strange types of asceticism. So, some ascetics-saints were standing on a small platform on top of a pillaron for years in an amazing display...

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