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Our venerable and God-bearing father '''[[Sava the New]]''' (also spelled ''Savvas'' or ''Savas'') is the [[patron saint]] of the Greek island of Kalymnos (Calymna), where he lived during the last twenty years of his life as the [[priest]] and spiritual father of the [[nun]]s of the Convent of All SaintsHe was a great [[ascetic]], [[confessor]], [[iconographer]], and [[wonder-worker|miracle-worker]]. He is one of the recently recognized saints in the Greek Orthodox Church.  
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'''''[[Chrismation]]''''' is the [[sacrament]] by which a [[baptism|baptized]] person is granted the gift of the [[Holy Spirit]] through anointing with oilAs Baptism is a personal participation in the death and [[Pascha|Resurrection]] of [[Jesus Christ|Christ]], so Chrismation is a personal participation in the coming of the Holy Spirit at [[Pentecost]].
  
The feast of St. Sava the New of Kalymnos is celebrated on various dates in different traditions, including [[February 7]], [[April 7]] ([[March 25]] in the [[Old Calendar]]), [[December 5]] with St. [[Sabbas the Sanctified|Sava the Sanctified]], and the fifth Sunday of [[Great Lent]] with St. [[Mary of Egypt]].
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Chrismation is often considered the equivalent to Confirmation in the western practise.  Although normally administered in conjunction with Baptism, in some cases chrismation alone may be used to receive [[convert]]s to Orthodoxy through the exercise of ''[[economia]]''. The Sacrament of Chrismation can be observed in the New Testament: the [[Acts of the Apostles]] show us that a sort of Confirmation was going on even in the early Church.
  
  
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Chrismation is the sacrament by which a baptized person is granted the gift of the Holy Spirit through anointing with oil. As Baptism is a personal participation in the death and Resurrection of Christ, so Chrismation is a personal participation in the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

Chrismation is often considered the equivalent to Confirmation in the western practise. Although normally administered in conjunction with Baptism, in some cases chrismation alone may be used to receive converts to Orthodoxy through the exercise of economia. The Sacrament of Chrismation can be observed in the New Testament: the Acts of the Apostles show us that a sort of Confirmation was going on even in the early Church.


Recently featured: Sava the New, Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, ROCOR and OCA, Pascha, Diocese of Washington and New York (OCA), Book of Kells, Archangel Gabriel, Alexis of Wilkes-Barre, Theophany, Nativity. Newly featured articles are presented on Saturdays.

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