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Blessed St. [[Xenia of St. Petersburg]] (c.1719-30 – c.1803) was a [[fool-for-Christ]].  She is commemorated on [[January 24]].
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The only record of "vital statistics" which has been left us concerning Blessed Xenia is the epitaph on her gravestone:
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:''In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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:''Here rests the body of the servant of God, Xenia Grigorievna,
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:''wife of the imperial chorister, Colonel Andrei Theodorovich Petrov.
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:''Widowed at the age of 26, a pilgrim for 45 years,
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:''she lived a total of 71 years.
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:''She was known by the name Andrei Theodorovich.
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:''May whoever knew me pray for my soul that his own may be saved. Amen.
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== Life ==
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== Hymns ==
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[[Troparia]] (Tone 8)
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:In you, O mother was carefully preserved what is according to the image.
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:For you took up the Cross and followed Christ.
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:By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away,
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:But to care instead for the soul since it is immortal.
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:Therefore, O Blessed Xenia, your spirit rejoices with the Angels.
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[[Kontakion]] (Tone 7)
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:Having loved the poverty of Christ,
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:You are now being satisfied at the Immortal Banquet.
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:By the humility of the Cross, you received the power of God.
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:Having acquired the gift of miraculous help, O Blessed Xenia,
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:Beseech Christ God, that by repentance
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:We may be delivered from every evil thing.
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== Sources ==
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*From the ''Life'' published by Holy Trinity Monastery
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==External links==
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*[http://www.goarch.org/en/Chapel/saints.asp?contentid=402 Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ] ([[GOARCH]])
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=100297 Blessed Xenia of St Petersburg] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/w/bmp14.htm Icon of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg]
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[[Category:Fools-for-Christ]]
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[[Category:Saints]]
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