Do you remember the story of Moses and the 10 Commandments? God gave the prophet Moses a list of rules that all His people should follow. One of the rules says, “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” The Sabbath is a special day when we try not to do any work. We spend the morning praying in church, worshipping God. Then we try to rest on this special day that God gave us.
Saint Savas: The Sanctified
Have you ever heard somebody say, “He’s in a different league”? Usually, it means that person is so far above the rest of us, like if you tried to play basketball against a pro basketball player. Or if you tried to talk to a high-level scientist when you’re only in 3rd grade. It’s hard to even know where to start!
Today, we celebrate a saint who really is in a different league than any of us! Saint Savas is called “the Sanctified” because he became so holy, so sanctified in his life. When Savas was a young man, he became a monk. And all his life, he worked hard to grow closer and closer to the Lord! He prayed more, he fasted more,
he always tried to do more. Later on, Savas started a monastery near Jerusalem. Many other monasteries followed the rules Saint Savas created for this monastery there.