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Why is commemorated Saint Mary of Egypt in Lent? Saint Mary of Egypt is commemorated during Lent for a few reasons. First, it is par excellence an example of Christian repentance, for left dissolute life he was living, living a life of asceticism extreme desert and prayer, for love of Christ. Lent is also a …

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The commemoration of the appearance of Saint Theodore and the miracle of the kolyva is celebrated on the first Saturday of Great Lent each year with a Divine Liturgy and a Memorial Service. This day is the last of three Saturday of Souls observed each year at the beginning of the Lenten season. The faithful …

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Saint Theodosius the Great lived during the fifth-sixth centuries, and was the founder of cenobitic monasticism. He was born in Cappadocia of pious parents. Endowed with a splendid voice, he zealously toiled at church reading and singing. Saint Theodosius prayed fervently that the Lord would guide him on the way to salvation. In his early …

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Venerable Sophrony Sakharov was the one who edited and printed the writings of St. Siluan Athonite and can measure only one who reached this very special spiritual father of 20th century. Dweller First Holy Mountain Athos and then to Britain, where he founded the famous monastery “St. John the Baptist” in Essex, Reverend Sophrony Sakharov …

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On the morning, of December 6/19, 1996, I, Fr. Elias Warnke, arrived with the Reader Timothy Tadros at our church, St. George the Great Martyr, in Michigan City, Indiana. It was the feast day of St. Nicholas. He is a very important saint for our temple. It was the Tsar-martyr Nicholas, of the same name …

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Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia is famed as a great saint pleasing unto God. He was born in the city of Patara in the region of Lycia (on the south coast of the Asia Minor peninsula), and was the only son of pious parents Theophanes and Nonna, who had vowed to …

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John was a contemporary of influential people. A glorious constellation of geniuses was the light during those years that St. John preached in Constantinople. In the West were Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine. In the east were three Cappadocian Saints: Basil, Gregory of Nazianzus and Gregory of Nyssa, educated, magnetic and fascinating. They were men that St. …

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