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Saints of Orthodox Christianity
Christian People / Saints
"For Orthodox Christians, the lives of the saints provide edifying examples of humility, self-sacrifice and love. Here are some questions based on the lives of various saints."
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This saint was called "Father" not because he was a priest-- he was a monk-- but because of his kind and generous demeanor, and his warm rapport with the people to whom he preached. Who was he?
St. Raphael of Brooklyn
St. Herman of Alaska
St. Gregory of Nyssa
This saint's feast day is May 1. She funded the building of many churches and monasteries, was a successful military leader and is commemorated to this day in popular poems and songs. Name her.
St. Stephanie the Martyr
St. Tamara, Queen of Georgia
St. Hannah the Righteous
This saint, in order to practise asceticism, took up residence in a tree.
Who was this person?
St. David the Righteous of Thessalonika
St. John of Novgorod
This Syrian-born saint was a deacon in the Church of Beirut. He is credited with devising the "kontakia," or short hymns in someone's memory.
Who was he?
This saint was a bishop, and is credited with the conversion of an entire country. He is also revered in the Roman Catholic tradition.
This saint first worked as a shepherd. Later on, he became a bishop. He was an important speaker at the First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, and his arguments helped defeat those who held to the heresy of Arianism. Who was he?
St. Peter of Athos
St. Cosmas of Aitolia
St. Spyridon the Wonderworker
St. Isaakios of Dalmatia
This saint was captured in 1711 during Russia's war with Turkey. Despite being sold into slavery, he refused to convert.
Who was he?
St. Daniel, Prince of Moscow
St. John the Russian of Evia
St. Alexis, Metropolitan of Moscow
St. Jonas, Metropolitan of Kiev
This saint, who preached along with St. Methodius and was called the "Apostle to the Slavs," helped devise an alphabet. To this day, it is used to write Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Serbian.
Who was he?
St. Gabriel of Serbia
This saint was from Bethsaida of Galilee. He preached in Asia Minor and suffered martyrdom by crucifixion.
This saint is credited with being one of the founders of the Valaam Monastery in what was then part of Finland.
St. Anthony the Great
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