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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.
When they had served their apprenticeship, the brothers had become not only master stonemasons but also deeply religious followers of Jesus Christ as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.”
His pen added luster to Christian worship and brought literary laurels to himself. He became a “master of wordship.”
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.