Lives of the Orthodox Saints (61)
Silouan, an unlettered young peasant from the heart of European Russia, finished his military service in the autumn of 1892 and within a week set off for the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mount Athos. There, rooted in a tradition reaching back to the very beginnings of Christian monasticism, he came to a personal experience of Christianity akin to that of the Desert Fathers.
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MAN OF GOD: ST JOHN OF SHANGHAI AND SAN FRANCISCO DESCRIPTIONREVIEWSARCHPASTOR, APOSTLE, ASCETIC, MIRACLE-WORKER, THEOLOGIAN, MAN OF PRAYER... ARCHBISHOP JOHN MAXIMOVITCH
Archpastor, apostle, ascetic, miracle-worker, theologian, man of prayer... Archbishop John Maximovitch (1896-1966) was a spiritual phenomenon. Those who knew him have described him as "a living source of God`s wonders," "the embodiment of all Christian virtues," "a miracle of ascetic firmness," "a model archpastor," who had the gift of being able "to see into the human heart and draw it to Christ." His was a life of total surrender to God, a life that offers a glimpse into the mystery of holiness.
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In the flood of christian ascetics who left the world to seek God alone, Simeon chose a novel withdrawal. He mounted a pillar and remained there the rest of his life. To him came supplicants with all kinds of problems: personal anguish, sickness and pain, infertility, sin, and social transgression. Public issues were mediated at his shrine and slaves manumitted. Three views of the Stylite in three lives.
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Harry Boosalis compiles a systematic study of the teachings of St Silouan the Athonite (1866-1938) and reveals the relevance of Silouan`s spritual instruction for contemporary Christians. Drawing parallels with patristic teachings and highlighting patristic sources, Boosalis demonstrates Silouan`s traditional roots while revealing several novel insights of the saint. Special attention is devoted to the acquisition of the grace of the Holy Spirit, spiritual warfare, the significance of suffering, humility, love for all mankind and prayer for the salvation of the whole of creation.
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The entire Orthodox world venerates the humble Russian monk, St. Seraphim of Sarov (1759–1833). First a meek and labor-loving monk, later an ascetic recluse, and finally a spiritual guide to thousands of the faithful in 19th-century Russia, St. Seraphim remains one of the most beloved saints in his own land, and is known universally as a miracle-worker and a glorious bearer of God`s grace.
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By bringing the Orthodox spiritual tradition to the forests of the north, this remarkable fourteenth-century saint made Russia`s period of political recovery also a period of spiritual renewal. Few have left such a powerful impression on a nation`s history.
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BLESSED JOHN THE WONDERWORKER: A PRELIMINARY ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND MIRACLES OF ARCHBISHOP JOHN MAXIMOVITCH
One of the most striking events in the Orthodox Church during the last several decades has been the extraordinary response to the remarkable life of the Russian hierarch, St. John Maximovitch (1896-1966). He served the Church as bishop, first of Shanghai in the Far East, then of Western Europe, in Paris and Brussels, and finally of Western America in San Francisco. In 1994, twenty-eight years after his holy repose, he was canonized and numbered in the choir of the Saints. Pilgrims from all over the world flock to pray at his relics in San Francisco as the stream of his miracles continues to flow.
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The Serbian Orthodox Saint, Basil of Ostrog, has continued to be a powerful heavenly intercessor since his repose in the seventeenth century. The miracles that occur at his incorrupt relics, which are treasured at Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro, are without number. Christians and Muslims alike come before his relics and find healing of their gravest illnesses and afflictions. Healings of Soul and Body chronicles nearly two hundred of these miracles, most of them from modern times. Through these accounts one acquires a vivid sense of the Saint`s closeness, and of the mercy of God, Who is wondrous in His saints.
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