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Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Rodionov (Russian: Евгений Александрович Родионов; May 23, 1977 - May 23, 1996) was a Russian soldier who was taken prisoner and later executed in Chechen captivity for his refusal to convert to Islam and defect to the enemy side. The circumstances of his death have garnered him much admiration throughout Russia and he is considered a saint and martyr by the Russian Orthodox Church.

|Happy Feast Day of St John Damascene – Priest, Poet, Theologian, Father and Doctor of the Church – December 4 #pinterest John defended the Church’s understanding of the veneration of images and explained the faith of the Church in several other controversies. For over 30 years he combined a life of prayer with .............. Awestruck Catholic Social Network

Ephesians 3:9-11 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, Colossians 1:24-28 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is…

Many Mercies: Fr. Hopko's 55 Maxims for Christian Living

Saint Nicholas Bishop of Lycean Myra (4th cent) stopped executions, released people from prison, and prevented many from drowning. After his death he performed many miracles. Hearing the pleas of desperate parents, he rescued an infant from drowning one night, revived him, and placed him in the choir-loft of Saint Sophia church in front of his wonderworking image. Saint Nicholas is celebrated December 6.

From within the womb, baby hears mothers praying voice. Pray often and include your children no matter how small! #Prayer #Catholickids #Faith

"If your tongue is used to chattering, your heart will remain dim and foreign to the luminous institutions of the Holy Spirit." -St John of Dalyatha

Whoever wants to become a Christian must first become a poet. ...You must…

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