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Naum of Preslav

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Life: Updating link to Clement of Ochrid
[[Saint]] Naum flourished during the reign of Michael the king of the Romans, son of Theophilos the [[Iconoclasm|iconoclast]], in 842, when . At this time Sts. [[Cyril and Methodius]] and Clement lived in the lands of Bulgaria struggling , where they struggled to enlighten the deceived nation of the Bulgarians with the faith of Christ and [[Orthodox Church|orthodoxy]]. This holy Naum following followed his illustrious predecessors in everything these first guides of Bulgaria used to preach . He preached the message of piety faith while being beaten, mocked , and grieved and while suffering persecutions and scourges from the unbelievers and enemies of Christ.
Because the aforementioned fathers, i.e. holy Cyril and Methodios Methodius and Clement the [[Equal-to-the-Apostles|equals of the apostles]], wanted to translate the Old and New [[Scripture]]s from Greek to Bulgarian using the letters and words which they had devised to be understood by Bulgarians, they thought it reasonable to submit this work to [[Pope]] Hadrian of Rome so that it might receive authority and approval from him as well.
So, this divine Thus Naum went to Rome with them. The aforesaid , and Pope Hadrian accepted them with honour and courtesy. God showed through these servants of His a lot of produced many [[miracle]]s in Rome, through His servants. Sick men that hastened to them were cured in a wonderful way: as soon as they looked the saints in the eyes they were freed from which their diseases. Due to these miracles (and from other revelations) the Pope came to know that this work of translation was from God. Indeed, he compared the Greek text of the Scriptures with the Bulgarian one and found that they were agreeing agreed in everything. So, he approved of and authorised this authorized the translation and voted that it should be given to the Bulgarians to learn in order to understand more things about piety.
This St. Naum being more earnest and younger than the aforementioned saints struggled greatly serving in everything that they would order. When they were about to leave Rome, God performed through them many miracles, because all sick men that hastened to them were cured in a wonderful way; i.e. as soon as they looked the saints in their eyes they were freed from their diseases. The saints were so gracious that a healing power sprang from their eyes. SoAfterwards, St. Cyril , the initiator of the translation of the Scriptures stayed in Rome and left for , where he eventually reposed in the Lord full of years, while holy Methodios taking Methodius took his disciples with him, . Naum was one of which was this divine Naum, these who decided to return again to Bulgaria. On his return he went to the land of Allamans (i.e. Germans) who had a lot of , where various [[Heresy|heresies]] (even that of were widespread, including [[Apollinarism|Apolinarius]]) and they would even blaspheme against the , [[Holy SpiritArianism]] (i.e. , and the [[filioque]]). But because There holy Methodios Methodius, together with Naum were struggling , struggled to bring them the heretics back to orthodoxy, those Orthodoxy. In return the barbarians punished the saints with beatings and tearings and with other tortures and then they finally put them in prison.
So, while While the saints were praying in prison, there was a great earthquake from which shook the whole place was moved, many area. Many houses of belonging to the impious men collapsed, the saints' bonds fell loose , and the doors of the prison opened. Thus, the saints came out and started walking on the street joyfully, as the holy [[Apostles]] had done, because they were deemed worthy to be disgraced for the sake of the Holy Spirit. When they returned to Bulgaria, they were received by Michael, the leader of the Bulgarians, who distributed sent them to the neighbouring countries to preach the name of Christ and distribute the Bulgarian translation of the holy Holy Scriptures. Then Naum went along with St. [[Clement received this divine Naum and walked to various places of Ochrid|Clement]], walking with him all over Bulgaria, especially to Diabya, Moesia and Panonia (Hungary) , all the while preaching the message of piety. St. Naum did not part from his company till he breathed his last, helping him as Aaron had helped [[Moses]]. So, after St. Naum had moved around the aforementioned Diabya and lived for some time in a holy and God-pleasing-to-God way, he left for departed to the Lord , leaving his holy [[relics]] as an endless treasure of miracles for those who would hasten to him in faith.
==Sources and further reading==
[[Category:Bulgarian Saints]]
[[Category:9th-century saints]]

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