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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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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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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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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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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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Did Prophet Elijah actually ascend into heaven?

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Did Prophet Elijah actually ascend into heaven?

  It is true, that some of us –both of the laity and of the Clergy- have not observed with the appropriate attention the relative passage of the Old Testament, in which is mentioned the ascension of the Prophet Elijah. If one studies this passage carefully, one will notice there is a tiny, 2-letter (Greek) […]

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Saint Christina of Tyre

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Saint Christina of Tyre

The Martyr Christina lived during the third century. She was born into a rich family, and her father was Governor of Tyre. By the age of 11 the girl was exceptionally beautiful, and many men asked for her hand in marriage. Christina’s father, however, wanted his daughter to become a pagan priestess. He placed her […]

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Saint Olympias, the Deaconess

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Saint Olympias, the Deaconess

Olympias was born in Constantinople of very distinguished parents. Her father, Anysius Secundus, was a senator and her mother was the daughter of the famous nobleman Eulavius who is mentioned in the hagiography of St. Nicholas the Wonder-worker. When Olympias reached maturity, she was betrothed to a nobleman who died before the marriage took place. […]

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Saint Paraskevi, the Great Martyr

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Saint Paraskevi, the Great Martyr

  Paraskeve was born in Rome of Christian parents and from her youth was instructed in the Faith of Christ. With great fervence, St. Paraskeve endeavored to fulfill all the commandments of God in her life. Believing strongly and living according to her faith, Paraskeve directed others on the path [of salvation] with the help […]

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Scriptural References to the Saints and Holy Ones of God

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Scriptural References to the Saints and Holy Ones of God

Psalm  16:3:“As for the Saints in the Lord, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight.” Psalm  97:10-11:“The Lord preserves the lives of His Saints; He delivers  them from the land of the wicked. Light dawns for the righteous and joy for the  upright in heart.” Psalm  116:15:“Precious in the sight of the […]

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