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Our Holy Lady Theotokos

St. Abercius (Averkios), Bishop and Wonder-worker of Hierapolis

The Kazan Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, commemorating the deliverance from the Poles in 1612; Holy Equal-to-the-ApostlesAbercius (Averkios), Bishopand Wonder-workerof Hierapolis; the Holy Seven Youths ("Seven Sleepers") of Ephesus (see August 4); MartyrsAlexander the bishop, Heraclius, Anna, Elizabeth, Theodota and Glyceria, at Adrianopolis; Saint Lot of Egypt; Saints Theodore and Paul, Abbotsof Rostov; Saint James of Luga and Omutch, discipleof St. Theophilus of Omutch; Martyr Zachariah; Saint Rufus of the Paradise; Saint Cecilia the Martyr; Saint Mellon, Bishop of Rouen; repose of RighteousMonkJoseph the Silent of Kuban ( October 9 2021: Julian Calendar)

Apostle James (Son of Alphaeus)

Holy ApostleJames, son of Alphaeus; SaintAndronicus and his wife Saint Athanasia of Egypt; RighteousForefather Abraham and his nephew the Righteous Lot; MartyrsJuventius and Maximus at Antioch; Saint Peter of Galatia; Saint Publia (Poplia) the Confessorand Deaconessof Antioch; Saint Stephen the New of Serbia (see also July 19); HieromartyrDionysius, Bishopof Paris; Holy HermitGunther; Saint Dorotheos, Bishop of Tyre; Iconsof the Most Holy Theotokos"Korsun" (Cherson) and "Assuage My Sorrow." Other events:glorificationof Saint Tikhon, Apostle to America

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This alphabetical compendium profiles more than 400 saints recognized by either the Catholic or the Orthodox Church. Entries range from a brief paragraph to several pages and provide complete name, alternative names and spellings, biographical information, summation of religious experiences, reports of miracles or apparitions, and, when available, noteworthy dates: beatification, canonization, and feast day. Each saint's area of patronage is also noted. Some longer entries feature further reading citations listing books, journal articles, and Web sites. Occasional black-and-white illustrations--photographs, woodcuts and reproductions--appear throughout.

Twelve appendixes supplement the data. Three list Doctors of the Church, Fathers of the Church, and canonized popes. Others identify patron saints by topic or place, provide a chronological calendar of feast days, or explain the processes of beatification and canonization. Three are devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary: feast days, authenticated apparitions, and unauthenticated apparitions. There is one glossary of general terms and another glossary of heresies. A detailed index completes the work.

Written for the general public, the readable entries establish social and historical context and do not shy away from identifying controversial or unsubstantiated claims. In her introduction, the author tells that she was motivated to produce this work by a personal mystical experience. Despite this, she does not attempt to interpret or proselytize. Instead, she allows the facts to speak for themselves, as she has in her previous Facts On File publications, including Encyclopedia of Angels (1997) and Atlas of the Mysterious in North America (1994).

Readers seeking inspiration through the lives and examples of historical figures have a multitude of titles to choose from. Recent offerings range from Richard P. McBrien's Lives of the Saints: From Mary and Francis of Assisi to John XXIII and Mother Teresa (Harper, 2001) to Heaven Help Us: The Worrier's Guide to the Patron Saints, by Alice La Plante and Clare La Plante (Dell, 1999). Public libraries in need of a basic, accessible resource for the reference collection, or collections that need to update (Guiley includes saints canonized as recently as 2000), will be well served by this volume. RBB
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God is Wonderful in His Saints

"What does the daily invocation of the saints signify — of different ones each day, during the whole year, and during our whole life? It signifies that God's saints — as our brethren, but perfect — live, and are near us, ever ready to help us, by the grace of God. We live together with them in the house of our Heavenly Father, only in different parts of it. We live in the earthly, they in the heavenly half; but we can converse with them, and they with us. God's saints are near to the believing heart, and are ready in a moment to help those who call upon them with faith and love." — Saint John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ

Holy, holy, holy!

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"Holiness is not simply righteousness, for which the righteous merit the enjoyment of blessedness in the Kingdom of God, but rather such a height of righteousness that men are filled with the grace of God to the extent that it flows from them upon those who associate with them. Great is their blessedness; it proceeds from personal experience of the Glory of God. Being filled also with love for men, which proceeds from love of God, they are responsive to men's needs, and upon their supplication they appear also as intercessors and defenders for them before God." — St. John Maximovitch

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The man left, he was not in the room. Teresa lay alone on the pillows and writhed as if in a fit. She was hoarse from her own moans, and now she only whimpered softly. She kept one hand on her crotch and twitched at the same time with her magnificently folded body.

The posture of the stretched woman was inexpressibly sweet, just as sweet was the sight of the opening opening into her.

Harp of the Holy Spirit: The Life of Saint Ephrem the Syrian

My wife smiled at me and asked only: - Are you soon. - I'll be back in 40 minutes. - I said with pressure and looked meaningfully at my wife. - Yes.

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