Monday, November 22, 2010

St. Nectarius of Pentapolis

Joyous feast! St. Nectarius is one of the great saints of the late 1800s and early 1900s. God called him to services in both the ancient Church of Alexandria and the younger Church of Greece and has worked many miracles and wonders through him both in his lifetime and since his repose in 1920. An account of his life can be found here.

If you love St. Nectarius and are ever in upstate New York, then I strongly recommend visiting the Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to him in Roscoe. If you don't speak Greek or are a woman and plan on staying overnight it might be a rough visit, but the services are beautiful and the frescoes of the Saint's life in the trapeza are well worth the asceticism of visiting ;-).

May St. Nectarius blessings and prayers be with us all!

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