Monday, July 28, 2008

List of Alleged Eastern Orthodox Miracles

The following is an extensive but incomplete list (please be patient while I flesh the list out; thanks and God bless you and yours!) of alleged miracles that have occurred in the Eastern Orthodox Church since its schism from the Catholic Church in 1054 (this is the conventional wisdom but the truth is much more complicated; though the schism appears to have really arisen and solidified in the early 13th century, some of those who died before then were Eastern Orthodox in doctrine); it also includes the names of those Eastern Orthodox wonderworkers, clairvoyants, healers, prophets, and myrrh-gushers who have performed those miracles and who died after 1054, though most often the honorific title the separated Orthodox use for the person they venerate as a saint is omitted. The ones who, according to, the Patron Saints Index, and are Catholic saints appear with the appellation saint and are in green font and have a hyperlinked reference to confirm their status as saints, though I am positive about Sts. Sergius of Radonezh and Gregory Palamas, I'm not sure that the rest are officially Catholic saints (these sites list Nicodemus the Hagiorite who denied the validity of Latin baptism!); I will do some more research, time permitting but for now I am taking for granted the accuracy of these three lists of Catholic saints.

Holy Fire – (1) every year only on the Holy Saturday in the Orthodox dating system and in the presence of only Orthodox authorities the Holy Light from the Tomb of the Holy Sepulcher supposedly spontaneously lights up candles which burn for 33 minutes without causing injury to anyone. There are some reasons to be skeptical of the Holy Fire.

Holy Cloud – (1) appears in Jerusalem on the Orthodox Feast of the Transfiguration and many cloudy Crucifixes that were invisible during the service appear on photographs.
Jordan River – (1) The Patriarch blesses the water of the Jordan River during the Orthodox Feast of the Theophany of Christ and the Jordan River changes directions.

Marian Miracles
Miraculous Renewal of the Vladimir Icon of the Most Holy Theotókos in the hands of Abbess Rufina in Harbin, Manchuria [1925]

The Weeping Icon of the Most Holy Theotókos "Ilyin Chernigov"

Daniel of Pereyaslavl () [] - (1)

Ephraim of Novy Torg (abbot who found Sts. Boris and Gleb monastery in Novy Torg) [] - (1)

George of the Kiev Near Caves (martyr) [] - (1)

Ignatius of Uglich (Prince John of Uglich) [] - (1)

John of Yarenga, Solovki () [] - (1)

Longinus of Yarenga, Solovki () [] - (1)

Michael of Murom () [] – (1)

Nicanor of Mt. Calistratus () [] - (1)

Parthenje of Kiev () [] – (1)

St. Phanourios () [d. ???] – (1)

Philothei () [] – (1)

Sebastian of Poshekhonsk () [] - (1)

Stelianos of Paflagonia () [] – (1)

Theodore of Murom () [] – (1)

Theodosius the New of Peleponnesus

Note 6/29/2010: Eastern Catholics include many Kievan saints in their calendars, e.g., the Ukrainian Greek Catholics of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg celebrate "the Synaxis of Our Venerable Fathers of the Monastery of the Caves at Kiev Who Repose in the Further Caves" every August 28. For more info, including Kievan saints with a feast day of their own, see Great Saints of Kiev, pray for us!

11th Century
St. Abraham of Rostov (Abercius: Archimandrite of Rostov) [†10/29/1073] – (1)
Agapitus of the Kiev Near Caves (unmercenary physician) [†6/1/1094] - (1)

St. Anthony of the Kiev Far Caves (Antipas: monk & founder of Russian monasticism) [983-5/7/1073] - (1)
Arcadius of Vyazma and Novy Torg () [†12/13/1077] - (1)

Basil of the Kiev Near Caves (monk-martyr) [†8/11/1098] - (1)

Damian the Healer of the Kiev Caves (priest) [†1073] - (1) healings

Eustratius of the Kiev Near Caves (monk-martyr) [†3/28/1096] - (1)
George the Builder of Mt. Athos (monk) [†7/28/1033] - (1) incorrupt relics

George of Iberia and Mt. Athos (monk) [1009-6/29/1066] - (1)
George the Scribe of Khakhuli () [†12/19/mid-11th c.] - (1)

Gregory the Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves (monk-martyr) [†1/8/1093] - (1)
Hilarion (Metropolitan of Kiev) [†10/21/11th c.] - (1)

Isaac the Recluse of Kiev Caves (monk and fool-for-Christ) [†2/14/1090] - (1)
St. Isaiah the Wonderworker of Rostov (bishop) [†1090] - (1)
Jeremiah the Clairvoyant of the Kiev Caves (monk) [†1070] - (1) prophecy; (2) clairvoyance: could see the moral condition of a person

Prince John-Vladimir the Wonderworker of Bulgaria () [†5/22/1015] - (1)

Lazarus the Wonderworker of Mt. Galesius Near Ephesus () [†11/7/1054] - (1)

St. Leontius the Wonderworker of Murom (Bishop of Rostov) [†5/23/1073](1)
Matthew the Clairvoyant of the Kiev Caves (elder monk) [†1088] - (1) clairvoyant: could see into the spiritual world and tell his brethren how to avoid endangering their souls

Moses the Hungarian of the Kiev Near Caves (monk-martyr) [†9/28/1043](1)

St. Stephen of the Kiev Far Caves (abbot of Pechersk and bishop of Vladimir in Volhynia) [†4/27/1094] - (1)
St. Symeon the New Theologian () [†3/12/1021] - (1)
Theodore of the Kiev Near Caves (monk-martyr) [†8/11/1098] - (1)

St. Theodosius of the Kiev Far Caves (abbot & Father of cenobitic monasticism in Russia) [†5/3/1074] - (1) incorrupt relics found in 1091, 17 years after his repose; (2) foretold his end; (3) trusted in God and prayed during bread shortage and "unknown benefactors" came to deliver bread to the monastery
Vladimir Yaroslavich the Wonderworker of Novgorod () [1020-10/4/1052] - (1)
12th Century
St. Alypius the Iconographer of the Kiev Near Caves (monk & unmercenary icon painter and restorer) [†8/17/1114] - (1) sometimes received help from angels when painting icons; (2) healed a Kievan leper by anointing him with icon paints; (3) all his icons were unharmed when church was destroyed by fire; (4) many of his icons worked miracles; (5) when he was dying of illness, an angel painted an icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotókos for him; (6) angel came to receive his soul on the day of his repose
St. Anastasius of the Kiev Near Caves (monk-martyr) [†1/22/12th c.] - (1) his prayers were always answered because of the strength of his living faith

Anthony the Roman of Novgorod (abbot) [1067-8/3/1147] - (1)
St. Arethas the Recluse of the Kiev Near Caves (monk & hermit) [†9/28/1190] - (1) punished for his blasphemy but recovered from fatal illness after vision of angels and demons contending over his soul, in which angels told him, "You hapless man, if you had given thanks to God for the pilfered riches, this would have been accounted as charity for you"

St. Athanasius the Resurrected One (Recluse of the Kiev Near Caves) [†1176] – (1)

St. Barlaam of Khutyn, Novgorod (abbot) [†11/6/1193] - (1) foresaw his repose; (2) clairvoyance ("discernment"); (3) other miracles during his lifetime
St. Christodoulos of Patmos () [1020-3/16/1111] – (1)
Constantine the Wonderworker of Murom (Yaroslav: prince) [†5/21/1129] - (1)

David III the Builder of Georgia (Emperor of Georgia) [1089-1/26/1125] - (1) always prayed to Great-Martyr St. George in battle and planned to build a church in his name, and then St. George appeared to him in a vision and showed him where to build it; (2) when he visited the grave of his grandmother and said, "Rejoice, Tsaritsa! God hath delivered thy Church from the Hagarites," she was heard to reply, "Thanks be to God!"; (3) miracles from his relics
Elias of Murom the Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves (monk) [†1188] - (1) known as a miracle-worker
Erasmus of the Kiev Near Caves (monk) [†2/24/1160] - (1)

Gerasimus the First Wonderworker of Vologda (hieromonk) [†3/4/1178] - (1) prophesied that Vologda would become a great city; (2) gift of unceasing prayer; (3) other miracles

Gleb Andreevich of Vladimir (George: prince & son of St. Andrew Bogoliubsky) [1155-6/20/1174] - (1) incorrupt relics

St. Gregory the Iconographer of the Kiev Near Caves (Byzantine monk & colleague of St. Alypius the Iconographer) [†8/8/12th c.] - (1) "painted many wonderworking icons throughout the Russian Land" according to the "Accounts of the holy Iconographers"
St. Igor II Olgovich (martyr and Grand Prince of Chernigov & Kiev, later monk Gabriel and then schemamonk Ignatius) [†6/5/1147] - (1)

St. Isaiah the Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves [†5/15/1115](1)

Joachim of Osogovo (cave-dwelling monk) [†8/16/1115] - (1) posthumously appeared in a vision and revealed the circumstances of his repose

St. John the Long-Suffering of the Kiev Near Caves () [†7/18/1160] - (1)

St. John the Child-Martyr of the Kiev Near Caves (monk) [†11-12th c.?] - (1)

John of Novgorod (Archbishop of Novgorod) [†9/7/1186] - (1)

St. Kuksha of the Kiev Caves (hieromartyr) [†8/27/1114](1)

Martin of Turov (cook who became monk) [†6/27/1146] - (1)

Meletius the New (hermit) [1035-9/1/1105] - (1)
St. Nicholas Sviatosha (Prince of Chernigov) [†10/14/1143]: (1) ; (2)
Michael the Wonderworker of Murom () [†12th c.] - (1)

St. Nestor the Chronicler of the Kiev Near Caves () [1050-1114] - (1)

Nicetas the Hidden of Constantinople () [†9/9/12th c.] - (1)

St. Nicodemus the Prosphora Baker of the Kiev Near Caves () [†12th c.] - (1)

St. Nikon the Shriveled of the Kiev Near Caves () [†12th c.] - (1) relics

St. Nikita of the Kiev Far Caves (Bishop of Novgorod) [†1/31/1109] - (1)

St. Nikita the Stylite, Wonderworker of Pereyaslavl & Zalesski [-1186] - (1) healed Prince Michael of Chernigov of palsy; (2) healed many others through his prayers; (3) after robbers murdered him he appeared to the elder Simeon telling him to bury the chains they stole with him
Niphon of Novgorod (bishop) [†4/8/1156] - (1)

St. Onesiphorus the Confessor of the Kiev Near Caves (hieromonk) [†1148] - (1) clairvoyance

St. Pimen the Much-Ailing of the Kiev Near Caves (monk) [†2/11/1110] - (1)

St. Polycarp of the Kiev Far Caves (archimandrite) [†7/24/1182] - (1)

St. Prochorus the Gardener and Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves (monk) [†2/10/1107] - (1) reformed Prince Svyatopolk by twice changing ashes to salt during a salt shortage; (2) blessed the prince during his last hour and when he died the prince took his body to the cave, then returned and easily beat the Polvetsians and made them run and obtained their supply carts; (3) during a famine, only the pigweed that he blessed or made was sweet, edible, and light in appearance; (4) earlier, God rewarded his own patience by sweetening the pigweed he ate

Rostislav-Michael the Great of Kiev (Prince of Kiev) [3/14/1167] - (1)
Spyridon the Prosphora Baker of the Kiev Near Caves () [†12th c.] - (1)

Prince Stephen Nemanya the Myrrh-Gusher of Serbia (Стефан Немања: monk Simeon) [1109-2/13/1199] - (1) ; (2)

St. Sylvester the Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves (abbot of the Mikhailov Vydubitsk monastery at Kiev) [†1/12/12th century](1) graced with "a miraculous gift to ward off demonic suggestions"

Theoctistus of Chernigov (abbot who became bishop) [†8/6/1123] - (1)

Theodore the Wonderworker of Murom () [†12th c.] - (1)

St. Titus of the Kiev Near Caves (hieromonk) [†2/27/1190] - (1)
Vsevolod the Wonderworker of Pskov (Gabriel Mstislavich: Prince of Novgorod and then Prince of Pskov) [†2/11/1138 at age of 46](1)13th Century
St. Abraham of Smolensk (archimandrite) [1150-1224] - (1)
Abraham the Bulgar, Vladimir Wonderworker (martyr & Muslim convert) [†4/1/1229] - (1)

Agapius of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos () [†3/1/13th c.] - (1)

Agatho of the Kiev Far Caves (monk) [†2/20/13th century](1) healed the sick by laying his hands on them; (2) prophesied the time of his death; (3) prophesied other things

St. Alexander Nevsky (Алекса́ндр Яросла́вич Не́вский: Grand Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir, converted to the Catholic faith by Pope Innocent IV of Rome) [6/5/1221-11/14/1263] - (1) ; (2) ; (3)
Anthony of Novgorod (abbot of Dymsk) [1157-6/24/1224] - (1) incorrupt relics uncovered (undecayed) in 1330, 106 years after his repose; (2) many miracles worked from relics
Athanasius the Recluse of the Kiev Far Caves (monk) [†12/2/13th c.] - (1) Heavenly light eliminated the need for candles in his cave; (2) posthumous healings "to all who approach him with faith"

Basil Ratishvili of Georgia () [†4/18/13th c.] - (1)

Basil the Wonderworker of Ryazan (bishop) [†7/3/1295] - (1)

Basil Vsevolodovich of Yaroslav (prince) [†1249] - (1) incorrupt relics

Constantine Vsevolodovich of Yaroslav (incorrupt prince) [†1257] - (1)

Damian of Mt. Athos (monk in Esthigmena skete) [†2/23/1280] - (1)

Dimitry the Devoted of Georgia (king martyr) [†3/16/1289] - (1)

Dovmont-Timothy of Pskov (Prince of Pskov) [d. 5/20/1299] - (1)
Eulogius the Prophet of Salosi, Georgia (Fool-for-Christ) [†13th c.] - (1)

Euphrosyne of Suzdal (princess who became a nun) [1212-9/25/1250] - (1)

Eupraxia of Pskov (Euphrosyne: princess who became abbess) [†5/8/1243] - (1)

Prince and Princess Febronia (tonsured David and Euphrosyne), Wonderworkers of Murom [both died 6/25/1228] – (1)

George the Great of Vladimir (Prince of Vladimir) [1189-3/4/1238] - (1)
St. Ignatius the Wonderworker of Murom (Bishop of Rostov) [†5/28/1288](1) many miracles at his grave; (2)

Ignatius of Smolensk (Bishop of Smolensk) [†1/29/1210](1) heavenly light shone upon him after he died, filling onlookers with fear

Longinus the Gatekeeper of the Kiev Far Caves () [†10/16/13th c.] - (1)

Mark the Grave-Digger of the Kiev Near Caves () [†13th c.] - (1) ; (2)

Martyrius the Recluse of the Kiev Far Caves (monk) [†10/25/13th c.] - (1)

Mercerius of Smolensk () [†11/24/1239] - (1)

St. Michael the Wonderworker of Chernigov (Михаил Всеволодович: Grand Prince of Kiev & martyr) [1179-9/20/1246] - (1)

Pambo the Recluse of the Kiev Far Caves () [†7/18/1241] - (1)

Pancratius of the Kiev Caves () [†5/9/13th c.] - (1)

Paphnutius the Recluse of the Kiev Caves () [†2/15/13th c.] - (1)

St. Parasceva Petka the New, Wonderworker of Serbia () [†10/14/1201] - (1) incorrupt relics; (2) ; (3)

Peter of Korisha () [1211-6/5/1275] - (1)

Peter of Murom (tonsured David) [†6/25/1288](1)

Peter of Ordinsk, Rostov (prince) [†6/30/1290] - (1)

Philothea of Thrace (child-martyress & the Protectress of Romania) [1206-12/7/13th c.] - (1)

Roman of Uglich (prince) [10/1/1235-2/3/1285] - (1) incorrupt relics

Sava the Recluse, Wonderworker of the Kiev Far Caves () [†4/24/13th c.] - (1)

Sava of Serbia (Сава: Archbishop of Serbia) [1175-1/14/1235](1) Theotókos cured him of extreme depression and filled him with joy after his separation from Mt. Athos when she told him in a dream, "Having My Patronage to the King of all, My Son and God, about what dost thou still sorrow?"
Shalva of Akhaltsikhe, Georgia (martyr) [d. 6/17/1227] - (1)
Simon the Myrrh-gusher (founder of Simonopetra Monastery on Mt. Athos) [†12/28/1287](1)

Stephen the myrrh-gusher (in monasticism Simeon: Prince/King of Serbia) [d. 2/13/1200] – (1)
Tamara the Great of Georgia (Empress of Georgia) [1166-5/1/1213] - (1)
St. Theodore the Wonderworker of Chernigov (counselor & martyr) [†1246] - (1)

Theodore the Silent of the Kiev Caves () [†2/17/13th c.] - (1)

Theodore the Black of Smolensk and Yaroslavl (prince) [†9/19/1299] - (1) incorrupt relics

Theodore Yaroslavich (Prince of Novgorod and brother of St. Alexander Nevsky) [1218-6/5/1233] - (1) incorrupt relics found by pillaging Swedes in 1614, 381 years after his repose
Theophilus the Silent, Recluse and Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves () [†13th c.] - (1)

St. Zachariah the Faster of Kiev Far Caves (monk who ate only grass only once a day) [†3/24/13th century] - (1) demons trembled at the mention of his name; (2) often saw angels

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