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Irene Chrysovalantou => Apostles
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[[Image:Calling_Apostles.jpg|200px|left]]An '''[[Apostles|Apostle]]''' is one who is sent out by our Lord Jesus Christ to spread the gospel that he is the Messiah, that he is risen, and that we are being saved as a result.
[[Image:St_Irene_ChrysovalantouThe word apostle comes from the Greek αποστολος, literally meaning "one who is sent out.jpg|100px|left]]Our venerable mother '''[[Irene Chrysovalantou|Irene of Chrysovalantou]]''' was " Originally a military term referring to a sortie sent out against the enemy, apostle has in the [[abbess]] of Christian context come to refer to a missionary spreading the [[monastery]] gospel of Chrysovalantou. Her [[feast day]] is on [[July 28]]Jesus Christ.
Originally slated to wed the Emperor, she went to the monastery of Chrysovalantou, and immediately engaged herself in vigils and prayer. She then replaced the Abbess very early on, and increased her spiritual struggles, with great trust in God to guide the community properly. She developed the gifts of foresight and exorcism. Her prayer through the night continued in the courtyard of the monastery, and caused herself to levitate and the cypress trees to bend towards her. She was granted three apples from St John the Theologian, visions of angels, and appeared in a vision to the Emperor to release an unjustly convicted man. After her death at 102 years, she continued to be a wonderworker. '''''Recently featured:''''' [[Irene Chrysovalantou]], [[Paschal greeting]], [[Holy Week]], [[Byzantine Notation]], [[Nicholas of Japan]], [[Bede]].<!--Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented every other '''Friday'''.-->''
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