The Lord’s exhortation, “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16), is for all people at all times.  This is why holy people can be found on all levels of society, from the aristocrat and distinguished scholar or philosopher, to the simple villager with little education.

St. Porphyrios was born in 1906 in a village in Evia (Greece). From an early age, he strongly desired to become a monk, and at age 13 he went to Mount Athos.

On November 25th, the Church commemorates St. Catherine the Great Martyr, who is one of the best known saints in the entire Christian world, East and West.  In some countries of Europe, she is honored as the “Guardian of Letters,” because of the great education she had received.

On the 21st of November, the Church celebrates a special Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her going to the Temple of Jerusalem.  As we know from Holy Tradition, her parents Sts. Joachim and Anna were elderly and beyond child bearing years.

Saints have been revealed in the Holy Orthodox Church all throughout history, and not just during the Apostolic Age or years of Roman persecution.  Prominent among them is a great Saint of the 20th century who is celebrated on November 9th:  St. Nektarios the Wonderworker.

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