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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. Photios the Great

In the span of seven days, Photios was tonsured a monk by Bishop Gregory of Syracuse, then a reader, followed in rapid sucession daily by the successive offices of deacon, priest and finally ecumenical patriarch on Christmas Day, 858.
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