← Older edit
Newer edit →
Macrina the Younger
2,343 bytes added
13:47, June 10, 2008
no edit summary
WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS
Our [[venerable]] mother, [[Saint]] '''Macrina the Younger''' (also ''Makrina''), was born in Cappadocia at the beginning of the fourth century. She is called ''[[righteous]]'' and ''[[wonder-worker]]''. Her [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[July 19]].
St. Macrina was born to a holy family: her parents were Ss. [[Basil the Elder]] and [[Emily]]; four of her nine brothers and sisters are commemorated as saints: [[Basil the Great]], [[Peter of Sebaste]], [[Gregory of Nyssa]], and [[Theosebia the Deaconess]]; her grandmother, for whom she was named, is commemorated as St. [[Macrina the Elder]].
After her siblings grew up, she convinced her mother to take [[monastic]] vows with her. Following her mother's death, she led the [[nun]]s in the [[monastery]]. She died in 379/380 and was buried in a grave shared with her parents, with a eulogy by her younger brother, St. Gregory. He also wrote ''The Life of St. Macrina''.
[[Troparion]] (Tone 8) [http://oca.org/FStropars.asp?ID=102055]
:The [[icon|image]] of God was truly preserved in you, O Mother,
:For you took up the [[Cross]] and followed [[Christ]].
:By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away,
:But to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal.
:Therefore your spirit, O Holy Mother Macrina, rejoices with the [[Angels]]!
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 4) [http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=133]
:Since the light of righteousness shone brightly in thee,
:thou wast an example of the life of piety for all,
:teaching the [[virtues]] to them that cry:
:Rejoice, Macrina, thou boast of virginity.
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102055 Venerable Macrina the Sister of St Basil the Great] ([[OCA]])
*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=133 Macrina the Righteous, sister of St. Basil] ([[GOARCH]])
*[http://www.midiowa.com/ssephmac/Macrina.htm About St. Macrina]
*[http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/macrina.html#life ''The Life of Saint Macrina''] a translation of the work by St. Gregory of Nyssa (Medieval Sourcebook)
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/saints/fourth_century_saint.htm "A Fourth-Century Saint for Our Times"] from ''Again Magazine'', a publication of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]]. September 1994, p. 3.
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/m/phn67.htm Icon and Story of St. Macrina]
Retrieved from "
Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki.