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Saint of the Day: St. Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople


Nikephoros refused to submit to the emperor, claiming prior authority over matters of church dogma...
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Saint of the Day: St. Nikephoros the Hesychast


The continuous recitation of what is called the Jesus Prayer, calling audibly “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me,” blended with the life-giving breathing and the positioning of the body...
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Saint of the Day: St. Nikephoros the Martyr


“As in the nature of things, those which most admirably flourish, most swiftly fester, those that are most blooming are soonest turned into the opposite.” These words are taken from a naturalist of antiquity, Pliny the Elder, a Roman who was thirteen years old when Christ died. His observations can be applied to a pair of third-century men whose friendship did indeed admirably flourish, only to fester into a bitterness of feeling that makes for a story reminiscent of an ancient Greek drama..."
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