In the Orthodox Church, the Synaxarion is the classic, abridged, collection of the "Lives of the Saints," intended for reading in the context of public worship, and to nourish the personal prayer life of the faithful. As the Church continues its journey toward its fulfillment in the Kingdom of heaven, it does not cease to grow through the addition of new saints in every generation. Thus the Synaxarion is a work which continues to be written, no so much with ink, but with the blood of the martyrs, the tears of the ascetics, and the wondrous deeds of those who love God, in every place where the word of the Gospel has resounded forth.
Volume 7 of this edition of the Synaxarion contains a general index for the series along with lives of saints who were canonized recently.
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