Tag Archives: Santi Ortodossi

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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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: Silouan the Athonite

Silouan the Athonite or Staretz Siluoan (1866-1938) is a Russian monk, the Saint who spent his life on the Mount Athos. He is highly venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church due his ascetic way of life & precious spiritual writings. … 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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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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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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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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