Romanian saints

Noble branch Martyr Constantine was born in 1654 in the old manorial nation of Brâncoveni of Oltenia. His grandfather, great magistrate Preda Brancoveanu, he built the famous monasteries as One Wood Monastery, built in 1634-1635 by him to the ground, Brancoveanu Monastery, settlement of the sixteenth century, painted and endowed in 1633 teach with his …

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It is the celebration of the oldest holy martyrs known as the territory of Dobrogea, Epictetus and Astion, the Orthodox Church commemorates on 8 July. Description of life and their passion was kept in the Acts of the Martyrs with large details. They are known as saints Halmyris, the ancient Christian city located on the …

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The graves of Saints Zoticus, Atallus, Camisius and Philip were discovered in 1971. Lesser Scythia (modern Romania), between the Danube and the Black Sea in the northeastern territory of the Roman Empire, was a place of exile or death for Christians who refused to worship the pagan gods. During the persecutions of Decius (249-251), Diocletian …

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Saint John Cassian the Roman was born around 360, probably in Lesser Scythia (in Dacia Pontica). His pious Christian parents gave him an excellent classical education, and also instructed him in the Holy Scriptures and in the spiritual life. St John entered a monastery in the diocese of Tomis, where his friend and relative St …

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Deoarece Sfântul Pă­rinte Antonie cel Mare, „Patriarhul monahismului or­to­dox“, ne spune în Patericul e­giptean că „în tot ce faci, să ai mărturia Sfintelor Scripturi“ (avva Antonie 5), rânduim la în­ceputul cuvântului nostru ar­hieresc, teologic şi duhovnicesc, de apărare a preacuviosului părintelui nostru Arsenie de la Prislop, la 26 de ani de la trece­rea Sfinţiei Sale …

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The Martyr soldiers are a special category of saints in the Christian Tradition of the first centuries. Together with the more famous St. George, St. Demetrius or St. Theodor Stratilates, Saint Mercurius is considered as being a model of a Roman soldier who became a soldier of Christ against the polytheism. The life of Saint …

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Saint Anthimus of Iberia was one of the most highly educated people of his time. He was fluent in many languages, including Greek, Romanian, Old Slavonic, Arabic, and Turkish and well-versed in theology, literature, and the natural sciences. He was unusually gifted in the fine arts—in painting, engraving, and sculpture in particular. He was famed …

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