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December 4: The Great Martyr Barbara

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December 4: The Great Martyr Barbara

Saint Barbara was killed by the hand of her own father. He cut off her head because he was a pagan and she could not allow herself to follow those errors.

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December 4: Saint John of Damascus, Father and Teacher of the Church

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December 4: Saint John of Damascus, Father and Teacher of the Church

Saint John was born in Damascus about the year 675, the son of wealthy and pious parents, of the family of Mansur.

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Officially Entered Elder Paisios among the List of Saints

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Officially Entered Elder Paisios among the List of Saints

On January 13, 2015, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople officially entered PAISIOS EZNEPIDIS (1924-1994) among the list of saints whose memory the Orthodox Church celebrates.

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Testimony by Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol regarding Saint Paisios

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Testimony by Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol regarding Saint Paisios

I visited Mount Athos for the first time, and there, together with the rest of my classmates, we visited the Elder, when he resided in his small hut at Timios Stavros (Holy Cross), near Stavronikita Monastery.

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Saint Anthony the Great (January 17)

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Saint Anthony the Great (January 17)

Concerning Antony of Egypt we have more knowledge than of any other saint of this early period, thanks to the biography written by his friend, St. Athanasius. Antony was born in 251 at Coma, a village near Great Heracleopolis in Middle Egypt.

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A Sinful girl, the Nuns and Saint Arsenios of Paros

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A Sinful girl, the Nuns and Saint Arsenios of Paros

This is from the Life of St. Arsenios of Paros (1800-1877), who is commemorated by the Orthodox Church on January 31. A very instructive story.

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Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

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Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

St Polycarp was one of the most illustrious of the apostolic fathers, who, being the immediate disciples of the apostles, received instructions from their mouths, and inherited of them the spirit of Christ in a degree so much the more eminent as they lived nearer the fountain head.

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The Forty Martys of Sevaste (Sebastia)

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The Forty Martys of Sevaste (Sebastia)

It was one of the strangest episodes in all of military and Christian history–an army killing its own best soldiers. The time: A.D. 320. The place: Sevaste, in present-day Turkey. The issue: Would Christian soldiers obey and bow to pagan gods?

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Who is a Saint?

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Who is a Saint?

Saints are not just good people, but those who are united with the unincarnate and incarnate Word, with Christ.

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Saint Nikodemos of Mount Athos

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Saint Nikodemos of Mount Athos

Saint Nikodemos the Haghiorite is an offspring of the island of Naxos in the Cyclades Islands. While young, he studied Greek letters in Smyrne under Ierotheos the Teacher.

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