He was a ninth-century ascetic at a monastery in the environs of Constantinople. A model of fasting, prayer and humility, he quickly won the acclaim of the monks and received ordination as a hieromonk. For his life of virtue and love of God and the neighbour, the Lord endowed him with the gift of miracle-working. Many laymen and monks chose him as their spiritual father and benefited from his guidance.
He entered history as a defender of the faith against the heresy of iconoclasm. He lived to his old age and reposed in peace sometime in the ninth century.
On February 6th the Belarussian Orthodox Church will celebrate the feast day of Saint Xenia of Petersburg. This article will tell you about the life of St Xenia and explain the term “Fool-for-Christ''.
At the very end of July, only four days apart, the Belarussian Orthodox Church commemorates two of the very first Russian Saints who happen to be related to each other - Saints Olga and Vladimir.
The Optina Monastery is a famous stauropegion of the Russian Orthodox Church, located in the Kaluga region. A stauropegion is a church or monastery exempt from the jurisdiction of the local bishop and directly subject to the highest authority…
Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker is one of the most well-known saints loved by Christians all around the world. People turn to him in prayer and often experience miracles because of his intercession.
We celebrate two Patron Saint days this month, the Holy Royal Martyrs on July 17 and the Convent’s Heavenly intercessor - Saint Elisabeth the New Martyr on July 18.
St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco is one of the most venerated and loved Saints in the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as in other Orthodox Churches all around the world.
We are preparing to celebrate the memory of a saint who showed us beyond all doubt that sainthood is still a worthy goal to pursue, even in our hectic times. His name is Saint John of Shanghai and San-Francisco.