Sunday, August 24, 2008

Eastern Orthodox Wonderworkers: 19th Century

19th Century
Acacius of Mt. Athos and Seres (Muslim convert & new martyr under the Turkish yoke) [†5/1/1816] - (1) gift of tears

Agathangelus of Esphigmenou of Mt. Athos (Athanasius: monk-martyr under the Turkish yoke) [†4/19/1818] - (1) Bishop St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra [270-12/6/330] appeared to him and promised to help him, which led Abbot Euthymius of Esphigmenou Monastery on Mt. Athos to bless his quest for martyrdom; (2) notified in a midnight vision that he would be martyred no later than 5:00 A.M.

Ambrose of Optina (Амвросий Оптинский: starets and hieroschemamonk) [12/5/1812-10/23/1891](1) clairvoyance; (2) surrounded by divine light several times (transfigured just like Seraphim of Sarov)
Anatole I of Optina (hieromonk) [3/24/1824-1/25/1894] - (1)

Anthony of Optina () [3/9/1795-8/7/1863] - (1)

Antipas of Valaam (Hesychast monk) [1816-1/10/1882] - (1) clairvoyance

Arsenius of Paros (hieroschemamonk) [1/31/1800-1/31/1877] - (1) gift of tears, like his patron saint, St. Arsenius the Great [354-450]; (2) gift of unceasing prayer; (3) face often illumined with Uncreated Light; (4) foresaw his death a month in advance; (5) on the eve of his repose he prophesied that he would enter eternal life the next day

Barsanuphius of Optina (Paul I. Plikhanov: ) [7/5/1845-4/1/1913] - (1)

Bessarion of the St. David Gareji Monastery, Georgia (monk-martyr) [†8/12/1851] - (1) body shone with Uncreated Light after his martyrdom

Constantine of Mt. Athos (monk and new martyr under Muslims) [†6/2/1819] - (1) as a kid he was blinded and about to die due to smallpox but a Christian took him to church, washed him with holy water, and he was fully recovered

Dimitry of Sliven (new martyr) [10/9/1818-1/30/1841] - (1)

Euthymius of Mt. Athos (Eleutherius: new martyr under the Turkish yoke) [†3/22/1814] - (1)

Gabriel Kikodze of Imereti (bishop) [11/15/1825-1/25/1896] - (1) incorrupt relics

Gerontius of the St. David Gareji Monastery, Georgia (hieromonk-martyr) [†8/12/1851] - (1) body shone with Uncreated Light after his martyrdom

Herman of Alaska (Russian Orthodox monk and missionary to the Americas) [1756-11/15/1837] – (1) there was a tidal wave on Spruce Island in Alaska and Herman placed a Theotókos icon on the beach and prophesied that the water would not rise beyond the icon; (2) prophesied that there would be no priest to bury him (a priest could not come to serve the funeral so he was not buried until almost a month after his death) and that he would be forgotten for 30 years (he was forgotten until Bp. Peter of Alaska launched the first investigation of his life in 1867, 30 years after his death); (3)
Herman of the St. David Gareji Monastery, Georgia (monk-martyr) [†8/12/1851] - (1) body shone with Uncreated Light after his martyrdom

Hilarion the New of Georgia (Ise Qanchaveli: schemamonk) [1776-2/14/1864] - (1)

Hilarion of Optina (Rodion Ponamarov: ) [4/8/1805-9/18/1873] - (1)

Innocent of Alaska (Ivan Evseyevich Popov-Veniaminov: Equal-to-Apostles Russian Orthodox Metropolitan of Moscow) [8/26/1797-3/31/1879] – (1) incorrupt relics

Jacob Netsvetov the Enlightener of the Peoples of Alaska () [1802-7/25/1864] - (1)

John of Crete (new martyr under the Turkish yoke) [†9/15/1811] - (1) the night after his martyrdom, his body shone with the Uncreated Light

Joseph of Optina (John Litovkin: ) [11/2/1837-5/9/1888] - (1)

Leonid of Optina (Leo Nagolkin: abbot) [1768-10/11/1841] - (1)

Macarius of Optina (Michael Ivanov: great hieroschemamonk) [1788-9/7/1860] - (1)

Michael of the St. David Gareji Monastery, Georgia (monk-martyr) [†8/12/1851] - (1) body shone with Uncreated Light after his martyrdom

Moses Putilov of Optina (Timothy: ) [1/15/1782-6/15/1862] - (1) incorrupt relics

Nicephorus of Chios (monk & trainer of martyrs) [1750-summer 1821 (feast day 5/1)] - (1)

Nicodemus the Hagiorite (Nicholas Kallivourtsis: Greek Orthodox monk who denied validity of Latin baptism) [1749-1809]
Otar of the St. David Gareji Monastery, Georgia (hierodeacon-martyr) [†8/12/1851] - (1) body shone with Uncreated Light after his martyrdom

Peter of Cetinje (Metropolitan & governor of Cetinje & all Montenegro) [4/1/1747-10/18/1830] - (1) incorrupt relics uncovered in 1834, four years after his repose; (2) relics streamed myrrh when uncovered in 1834
Philaret of Moscow (Basil Drozdov: Metropolitan of Moscow) [12/26/1782-11/19/1867] – (1) no one knew when he slept; (2)

Seraphim of Sarov (Серафим Саровский; b. Prokhor Moshnin= Прохор Мошнин: Russian Orthodox hieromonk & hermit) [7/9/1759-1/2/1833] – (1) Theotókos and several other saints appeared to him and our Lady said to St. John the Evangelist, "He is of our lineage," whereupon she touched his side with her staff and healed him; (2) saw angels who were serving and singing in church and he saw Jesus Christ Almighty in the form of the Son of man during the liturgy on Holy Thursday, and the Lord carried the Heavenly host and blessed the praying churchgoers; (3) lived atop a pillar and prayed to God with his arms raised to Heaven for 1,000 consecutive nights; (4) follower Motovilov saw St. Seraphim's face become brighter than the sun on a cloudy winter day and felt warmth and smelled the odor of sanctity, which signified the descent of the Holy Spirit into and transfiguration of St. Seraphim; (5) gift of healing; (6) gift of clairvoyance; (7) prophecy

Serapion of the St. David Gareji Monastery, Georgia (hieromonk-martyr) [†8/12/1851] - (1) body shone with Uncreated Light after his martyrdom

Simeon of the St. David Gareji Monastery, Georgia (monk-martyr) [†8/12/1851] - (1) body shone with Uncreated Light after his martyrdom

Theophan the Recluse (George Govorov: Bishop of Tambov) [1/10/1815-1/6/1894] - (1) ; (2)
Xenia of St. Petersburg (Xenia Grigorievna Petrova: fool for Christ) [1730-1/24/1800] - (1) ; (2)

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