Blog posts tagged with 'russia'

The Morning Prayer of St. Philaret of Moscow

Monday, December 13, 2021 Comments (0)


Kevin J.N. Hughes


Saint Philaret of Moscow is a deeply important figure and one who bears our emulation. In his life he was called upon to shepherd the Church in Russia during a time of great turmoil and political upheaval. As a result of external factors, people were very unhappy, and Phil...

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Saintly Sketches: St. Xenia of Petersburg

Friday, November 12, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J. Hughes

St. Xenia of Petersburg is a unique saint. She is what is called a “Holy Fool”. To learn all about holy Fools and about life in Orthodox nations during the medieval times, a great book is Laurus. However, St. Xenia is a real life example.

Xenia was from St. Petersburg Russia, and...

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