Paisius and Habakkuk

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Paisius (Пајсије) was [[igumen]] of the Tavna Monastery near Čačak in Serbia, and hierodeacon Abacuk (Авакум) was his brethern in the same monastery. He came few years later from Gomionica Monastery near Banja Luka. As Christians, both were impaled on stakes by the Turks on Kalemegdan in Belgrade on December 17, 1814. Carrying his stake through the streets of Belgrade, the courageous Abacuk sang. When his mother begged him with tears to embrace Islam in order to save his life, this wonderful soldier of Christ replied to her:
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Our fathers among the [[saint]]s '''Paisius''' (Пајсије) and '''Abacuk''' (Авакум) were [[monk]]s at the Tavna [[Monastery]] near Čačak in Serbia. Paisius was an [[igumen]], and Abacuk a [[hierodeacon]]. Abacuk arrived from Gomionica Monastery which was near Banja Luka.
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As Christians, both were impaled on stakes by the Turks on the Kalemegdan in Belgrade on [[December 17]], 1814. Paisius carried his stake through the streets of Belgrade while the courageous Abacuk sang. When Abacuk's mother begged him with tears to embrace Islam in order to save his life, this wonderful soldier of Christ replied to her:
  
 
"My mother, thank you for your milk,
 
"My mother, thank you for your milk,
 
But for your counsel I thank you not:
 
But for your counsel I thank you not:
There is no faith as beutifull as Christian one
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There is no faith as beautiful as a Christian one
 
A Serb is Christ's; he rejoices in death.
 
A Serb is Christ's; he rejoices in death.
To day for the Name of Christ."
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Today for the Name of Christ."
  
Even Turks were impressed by his atitude. Turkish governor ordered torterors to gave Abacuk painless death. Тheir feast day is Decmber 17/30.
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Even Turks were impressed by his attitude. Turkish governor ordered torturers to kill Abacuk painlessly. Тheir feast day is [[December 17]]/[[December 30|30]].
  
 
[[Category:Saints]]
 
[[Category:Saints]]
 
[[Category:Serbian Saints]]
 
[[Category:Serbian Saints]]
 
[[Category:Martyrs]]
 
[[Category:Martyrs]]

Revision as of 10:58, March 20, 2007

Our fathers among the saints Paisius (Пајсије) and Abacuk (Авакум) were monks at the Tavna Monastery near Čačak in Serbia. Paisius was an igumen, and Abacuk a hierodeacon. Abacuk arrived from Gomionica Monastery which was near Banja Luka.

As Christians, both were impaled on stakes by the Turks on the Kalemegdan in Belgrade on December 17, 1814. Paisius carried his stake through the streets of Belgrade while the courageous Abacuk sang. When Abacuk's mother begged him with tears to embrace Islam in order to save his life, this wonderful soldier of Christ replied to her:

"My mother, thank you for your milk, But for your counsel I thank you not: There is no faith as beautiful as a Christian one A Serb is Christ's; he rejoices in death. Today for the Name of Christ."

Even Turks were impressed by his attitude. Turkish governor ordered torturers to kill Abacuk painlessly. Тheir feast day is December 17/30.

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