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Ezekiel the Prophet

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Ezekiel the Prophet

  The Prophet Ezekiel (“God is strong”) was the son of Buzi and a priest by rank. He was taken captive and brought to Babylon during the reign of Jechonias. In the fifth year of this captivity, about 594 or 593 B.C., he began to prophesy. Having prophesied for about twenty-eight years, he was murdered, […]

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Saint Phocas of Sinope

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Saint Phocas of Sinope

Saint Phocas, bishop of Sinope, was known for the many miracles he worked and for his apostolic zeal in shepherding the flock of Sinope. He contested for the Faith during the reign of the Emperor Trajan, in the year 102, when he was burned to death in a bath-house. A homily in his honour was […]

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On the Faith and Zeal of Elijah the Prophet

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On the Faith and Zeal of Elijah the Prophet

“As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years but according to my word” (I Kings 17:1). These words are terrible sounding to every mortal ear, for a man spoke them, a man subject to like passions as we are (James 5:17). You ask […]

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Life of Prophet Elias

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Life of Prophet Elias

One of the greatest and most holy prophets of the Old Testament. He lived in the 9th century B.C., during the reign of the sinful King Ahab, King of Israel, who worshipped the idol of Baal. Prophet Elias, also known as Elijah, was wise and faithful to the true God. God sent Prophet Elias to […]

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Saint Macrina, sister of Saint Basil the Great

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Saint Macrina, sister of Saint Basil the Great

Saint Macrina, the elder sister of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa, was sought after by many as a bride because of her beauty, wisdom, and illustrious birth, and in tender youth was espoused by her parents to a bridegroom of fitting nobility. When her betrothed died, Macrina refused any other suitors, and […]

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The Holy Monastery of Saint Marina in Andros

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The Holy Monastery of Saint Marina in Andros

The Monastery of Saint Marina is located opposite Apoikia of Andros, where comes the famous water Sariza, and dates from 1325 A.D. Saint Marina had revealed herself to an ascetic elder and indicated to him to find her icon which was hidden in a slit of a rock. Emperor Emmanuel II Komnenos in turn financed […]

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Astonishing Contemporary Miracles of Saint Marina on the Island of Andros

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Astonishing Contemporary Miracles of Saint Marina on the Island of Andros

The miraculous icon of Saint Marina in Andros, Greece   The Miracle of Saint Marina for Andrea Vassiliou of Cyprus   In October of 2000, a family from Limasol, Cyprus, named Vassiliou received the following miracle. In Greece they are well known from the televised requests they made in order to find a donor for […]

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Saint Marina: The Protectress of Nephrology

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Saint Marina: The Protectress of Nephrology

“Saint Marina: The Protectress of Nephrology” A.C. Eftychiadis, S.G. Marketos American Journal of Nephrology, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1999. Abstract Saint virgin and martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia (255–270) is recognized as the patron saint of kidney sufferers and the protectress of nephrology. Beginning in the 13th century she heals in particular patients suffering […]

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Saint Marina the Great Martyr and Vanquisher of Demons

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Saint Marina the Great Martyr and Vanquisher of Demons

  Marina was born in Southern Anatolia, specifically from Pisidia in Antioch, at the end of the third century during the reign of Claudius II (268-270). She was the only daughter of noble pagan parents. When she was five years old her mother died (some sources say she died shortly after childbirth), and since her […]

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Sayings of the Elder Paisios the Athonite

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Sayings of the Elder Paisios the Athonite

Elder Paisios was born in Cappadocia on July 25, 1924. Almost immediately his family was forced to flee with the general exodus of Greek refugees from Asia Minor. They settled in Eperos in Northwestern Greece. He first visited Mt. Athos in 1949 after his time in the army. He returned in 1950 and, after a […]

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Saint Olga, Equal to the Apostles, Princess of Kiev

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Saint Olga, Equal to the Apostles, Princess of Kiev

Saint Olga, renowned for her wisdom and sobriety, in her youth became the wife of Igor, Great Prince of Kiev, who ruled during the tenth century. After her husband’s death, she herself ruled capably, and was finally moved to accept the Faith of Christ. She traveled to Constantinople to receive Holy Baptism. The Emperor, seeing […]

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The Church of Saint Euphemia in the Hippodrome

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The Church of Saint Euphemia in the Hippodrome

One of the most beautiful and ancient Christian shrines of modern day Istanbul is the Church the Holy Martyr Euphemia, which amazes with its beauty, history and unusual aura of a really holy place. About Saint Euphemia St. Euphemia was born in Chalcedon, not far from Constantinople. Together with 48 Christians she refused to take […]

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