Dispatch from the Desert:  March 9th thru 15th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohrid):

March 10th:  Venerable Mother Anastasia the Patrician of Alexandria (567) – A former lady in waiting in Constantinople, Anastasia became a monk in disguise in Egypt.

March 11th:  Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem (638), Venerable George the Sinaite (6th century) – Sophronius was born in Damascus and wrote The Spiritual Meadow after visiting and learning from Egyptian ascetics.

March 12th:  Righteous Aaron the High Priest and brother of Prophet Moses the God-seer (1530 BC), Monk Cyrus of Alexandria (6th century.

March 13th:  Marytrs Africanus, Publius, and Terence at Carthage (250).

March 15th:  Martyr Nicander the Egyptian (302) – skinned alive for tending to the bodies of Christian martyrs.

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A Word from the Fathers & Mothers

Unless we force our souls to stillness,  prayer, and silence, we cannot be saved.   — Nun Theodora Matericon #102

 

 

 


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