Philothei of Athens

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Her father was Angelo Venizelos and her mother was called Syriga.
 
Her father was Angelo Venizelos and her mother was called Syriga.
 
:'''Angelo Venizelos'''.
 
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:Many of his family survive in Athens today. The 'Venizelos' name was known for its nobility and wealth.
 
:'''Syriga'''.
 
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:She was barren. One day she entered the Church of the Mother of God and prayed for a long time with fervor. She fells asleep and had a vision in which the magnificent and radiant light emitted from the icon of the theotokos and entered her womb. When she awoke, she decided that this vision meant her request to have a child would be fulfilled.
  
 
== Overview of her life ==
 
== Overview of her life ==
 
Philothei of Athens was born and raised in the city of Athens in the year 1522.
 
Philothei of Athens was born and raised in the city of Athens in the year 1522.

Revision as of 17:35, January 13, 2008

Saint Philothei of Athens is commemorated by the Church on February 19.

The name "Philothei"

The name 'Philothei' is Greek and means 'friend of God'.

Her parents

Her father was Angelo Venizelos and her mother was called Syriga.

Angelo Venizelos.
Many of his family survive in Athens today. The 'Venizelos' name was known for its nobility and wealth.
Syriga.
She was barren. One day she entered the Church of the Mother of God and prayed for a long time with fervor. She fells asleep and had a vision in which the magnificent and radiant light emitted from the icon of the theotokos and entered her womb. When she awoke, she decided that this vision meant her request to have a child would be fulfilled.

Overview of her life

Philothei of Athens was born and raised in the city of Athens in the year 1522.

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