Our venerable and God-bearing Father '''Seraphim of
Viritsa''' or '' of Virits'' (1866-1949) is a monastic known especially for his gifts of [[prophecy]] and [[miracle]]-working. He is also known for a letter that he sent to his spiritual child, a bishop who was in a Soviet prison at that time; this homily "[[This was from me]]" is written as a consolation and counsel to the bishop to let him know that God the Creator addresses to the soul of man. He is one of about 1200 persons whom the Hierarchical Synod of the Orthodox [[Church of Russia]] proclaimed [[saint]]s in 2000 AD. St. Seraphim is commemorated by the Church on [[March 21]].
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