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Venerable Mary of Egypt
Venerable Mary of Egypt

Saint Zosimas (April 4) was a monk at a certain Palestinian monastery on the outskirts of Caesarea. Having dwelt at the monastery since his childhood, he lived there in asceticism until he reached the age of fifty-three. Then he was disturbed by the thought that he had attained perfection, and…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Euthymius of Suzdal
Venerable Euthymius of Suzdal

Saint Euthymius of Suzdal was born in the year 1316 at Nizhni-Novgorod. From early childhood he was taught his letters and received a spiritual upbringing. He received monastic tonsure at the Nizhegorod Caves monastery under its founder, Saint Dionysius (later the Archbishop of Suzdal, commemorated…

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Martyr Abraham of Bulgaria
Martyr Abraham of Bulgaria

The Holy Martyr Abraham the Bulgar, Vladimir Wonderworker, lived during the thirteenth century, and was descended from the Kamska Bulgars and brought up as a Moslem. He was good and kindly towards the destitute, and when the Lord enlightened him with the light of reason, he accepted Christianity.…

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Venerable Gerontius the Canonarch of the Kiev Far Caves
Venerable Gerontius the Canonarch of the Kiev Far Caves

Saint Gerontius lived during the fourteenth century. He was a monk of the Kiev Caves Monastery and fulfilled the obedience of canonarch (leader of church singing). He spent all his life at the monastery, in ascetic deeds of abstinence, obedience, and prayer. Saint Gerontius was buried in the Far…

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Venerable Macarius, Abbot of Pelecete

Saint Macarius was born at Constantinople in 785. While still a child, he lost his parents. The saint fervently read the Scriptures and came to realize that earthly things are temporary and perishable, and that heavenly things are permanent and imperishable. Therefore, he decided to devote his life…

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Martyrs Gerontius and Basilides
Martyrs Gerontius and Basilides

The Martyrs Gerontius and Basilides suffered martyrdom for Christ in the third century. They were beheaded by the sword.

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Righteous Achaz (Ahaz)

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Saint John Shavteli, ishop of Gaenati and Saint Eulogius, Prophet and Fool-for-Christ of Salosi
Saint John Shavteli, ishop of Gaenati and Saint Eulogius, Prophet and Fool-for-Christ of Salosi

The great Georgian hymnographer, philosopher, and orator Saint John of Shavta labored in the 12th and 13th centuries, during the reign of the holy queen Tamar. Few details of his life have been preserved, but we know that he received his education at Gelati Academy, where he studied theology,…

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Venerable Barsanuphius of Optina
Venerable Barsanuphius of Optina

Paul I. Plikhanov was born in the city of Samara on July 5,1845, the son of John and Natalia Plikhanov. His mother died in childbirth, and his father later remarried so that his son would have a mother. Although his stepmother was very strict, she was a real mother to him, and he loved her very…

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