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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Abraham of Smolensk

Abraham of Smolensk (1150 or 1172 – approx. 1222) was a Russian monk, a priest & a miracle worker. He founded the Bogor’otskaja convent. His spiritual way is similar to other monks: when his parents died he became a monk … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are some latest miscellaneous tidings of November 1634, the period of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). The life goes on no matter canon shots & troops crossing European lands back & forth. Hamburg, the 3rd November, 1634: … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, as the year is moving to the end, I’d like to present you a couple of spiritual & philosophical riddles. Regard them from this point of view while you are pondering upon the answer. Here is the first … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Ivan Vyshenskyi

Ivan Vyshenskyi ( approx.1545-about 1630) was another Russian monk who managed to join fraternity of the Mount Athos. He was born in the Southern part of Russia, (the Ukraine nowadays), belonged to the Commonwealth of Poland that epoch. He was … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Prochor Lebedn’ik /the Saltbush-Worker

Saint Prochor Lebedn’ik/the Saltbush Maker (  -1107) is the monk, the Saint & the Miracle – Worker of the Russian Orthodox Church. Too little is know about his childhood. His hagiographies tell about him already as a monk who was … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, the summer is coming to the end, so let’s farewell it with a philosophical riddle. Good luck! “It was yesterday; it is to-day, it will be to-morrow! What is it?” REPLY to the Riddle posted on July 27, … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Anthony the Great /the Hermit

Saint Antony the Great/Antony the Hermit (257-356) is an early Christian ascetic, a founder of the Christian monasticism highly venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church. His steadfastness & force of the Saint Spirit inspire the believers & serve a good example … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, any war means great adventures. The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) is not an exception. Let’s follow ones of two our old friends: the General Horn & Ringave Otho Loüis. These brave lads made their dark war deeds completed. … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

Saint Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain (1749-1809) was a Greek Saint, monk & philosopher who belongs to modern times. Dates & details of his life are known. It gives us an opportunity to learn more about real people who fulfilled … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Chrysogonus

Saint Chrysogonus (probably Emperor Diocletian’s time) was an early Christian Saint venerated both in the Catholic & Orthodox Churches. There is little information about his life & deeds, until our days he remains a mysterious Christian Saint. They say that … Continue reading

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