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Saint of the Day: St. Theophanes of Athos


When death approached him, Theophanes summoned his fellow monks, all of whom assured him that his work would be carried on with the same excellence that he had assumed throughout his lifetime of service to God.
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Saint of the Day: Sts. Floros and Lavros


When they had served their apprenticeship, the brothers had become not only master stonemasons but also deeply religious followers of Jesus Christ as well.
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Saint of the Day: St. Myron the Martyr


Myron was a native son of Patras, born in the third century to a man of considerable property, an estate which he passed to a son who did not bother to count or estimate it.
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Saint of the Day: Sts. Aniketos and Photios


As they stood in the sand of the arena praying for strength, a hungry lion was loosed in the arena. He made a charge at the praying figures, but stopped short as if held back by some unseen barrier.
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Saint of the Day: St. Nephon II


History has proved that when a patriarch becomes a saint, he is so honored in spite of the fact that he was a patriarch and not because he was one, indicated by the few so honored who have been in and out of favor and so assailed by detractors.
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Saint of the Day: St. Laurentios


Prior to his death, this saint named Laurentios had given evidence of his scorn for the enemies of the Savior by yet another expression of his figurative humor, offensive to Rome but not to heaven.

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Saint of the Day: St. Eusignios


Thus, by order regarding a traitor, Eusignios was executed at the age of 110, going to his death still defying the emperor and praising the Lord...
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Saint of the Day: St. Vladimir of Russia


Empire builder, statesman, soldier, leader, and ultimately an extraordinary missionary, Vladimir of Russia has been referred to by historians as nothing more than Prince Vladimir, but Christianity knows him as a saint, a title that exceeds that of “emperor” or “the great.”
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Saint of the Day: St. Nikodemos


His pen added luster to Christian worship and brought literary laurels to himself. He became a “master of wordship.”
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Saint of the Day: St. Golinduch


The fact that Golinduch, the daughter of a performing magician, came to know the shining light of Christianity in her native country of Persia is as unusual as her name.
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