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Nevertheless St. Aristobulos can number himself among men whose memories we hold most sacred, only a few of whom were of humble station and most of whom comprise some of the finest minds in all history, lay or ecclesiastical.
It is a grave injustice to the Apostle Thomas that he is best remembered by most Christians as the one who doubted Christ had reappeared after having been crucified, an event in this holy man’s life that has lent his name to a phrase denoting an incredulous person – “doubting Thomas.”
Although the title “Illuminator” distinguished the Gregory who is presently our subject, he was not so called just for the sake of avoiding confusion in names. He was called the “Illuminator” because he was a beacon of Christianity that brought the light of Jesus Christ to an entire nation.
When she was cast into a fire, she walked away unscathed. Lances bounced off her and nails could not penetrate her skin. When the onslaught on her person had been thwarted at every turn, her pagan foe retreated in awe.
Thus, although Hermione had faced a certain agonizing death, she was spared so that she might live out her life in peace.
"At Paul’s suggestion, Titus went to his native Crete alone, there to promote the establishment of houses of worship and to provide the necessary personnel for the maintenance of a cohesive Christian Church to serve the needs of all the people."