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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Marcus Eremita

Marcus Eremita or Marcus the Ascetic (IV-V AD) was a monk, author of numerous spiritual ascetic texts canonized by the Orthodox Church. There are a few facts about his youth & life before he became a monk. Macarius of Alexandria … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Nestor of Thessaloniki

Nestor of Thessaloniki (about 306) is a Saint-Martyr whose bravery & force might serve an encouraging example for us. He is considered to be a companion of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki. He lived under the reign of severe Emperor Maximian … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Eustace Martyr

Esteemed Readers, energies of a war calls us to remember about Christian martyrs. Saint Eustace is one of them. Saint Eustace (the 2nd century) is very venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church. He was a Roman general born pagan. His name … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Sergius of Radonezh

Sergius of Radonezh (1314 – 1392) is one of the most important Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church & highly venerated among people. His personality has played a great role in the spiritual union of the Russian Orthodox Church. As well … Continue reading

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Orthodox Christmas: Theophany

Esteemed Readers, as you know we celebrate the Orthodox Christmas on the 7th of January. Our Christmas festivities include the day of Theophany celebrated on the 19th of January. Theophany is different from the Catholic Epiphany as it stresses the … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Pantaleon

Saint Pantaleon (-305) is a very esteemed & venerated in the Russian Orthodox community. As our nation is very suspicious to any sort of doctors & medical treatments, Saint Pantaleon might be considered one of the most important Saints of Russia … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Stylianos of Paphlagonia

Stylianos of Paphlagonia(app. 400AD-500 AD) or Stylianos the Hermit is an unusual Saint highly venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church. On one hand, he is an example of a pious asceticism, on the other he is a healer & children’s … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Spyridon

Saint Spyridon (270-348) is a very esteemed & venerated Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church. It is believed that he is able to help in troublesome time, to overcome financial difficulties & other serious misfortunes. Saint Spyridon was born in … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Simeon of Verkhoturye

Simeon of Verkhot’urye or Simeon of Merk’ushino (1607-1642) is a venerated Russian Saint who began a tradition of simple hermit living & who is also believed to be the guardian of the Ural & the Siberian lands. There is little … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saints Cosmas & Damian

  Unlike the Western Christian tradition, the Russian Orthodox Church as well as the Eastern Orthodox Church in general venerate three different brothers Cosmas & Damian belonging to different places. They have different feast days, but are united with one … Continue reading

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