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Today is the day of Athanasius of Athos

July 18 2007

Today, the folk calendar day Athanasius of Mount Athos. If the month on that day shoots plays - to harvest. Clouds of yellow - to be rain. Look, as the month is, - the power to save. When a month, it is necessary to shake the money (small change) and hide them, saying: "A month, a month, people we still have a pile of money."

Reverend Athanasius of Athos was born in Trabzon in a Christian family and was named Abraham. Orphaned early, brought up in a pious nun who imitated her monastic life, fasted and prayed. He was educated in the Byzantine Empire.

Mastered the various sciences, he began to mentor young people. After becoming acquainted with the Rev. Michael Malein, defying all the fuss, the saint retired to Kiminsky monastery in Asia Minor, where he took monastic vows with the name of Athanasios (Greek for "immortal").
In the monastery of St. Athanasius diligently served the monastic obedience, and in his spare time engaged in copying the sacred books. It is known that he rewrote the Four Gospels and the Apostles.

Prolonged fasting, vigil, kneeling, toil Rev. Athanasius reached such perfection that in 960 the blessing of the abbot lived for pustynnozhitelstva on Mount Athos. Reverend founded a monastery on Mount Athos coenobitic with a strict statute, where he was abbot. For his holy life Reverend Athanasius received from God the gift of clairvoyance and miracles: a sign of the cross, he healed the sick and cast out evil spirits. Reports Trud.

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