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Macrina the Younger

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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]].
Macrina greatly influenced her younger brother Peter in his religious training, directing him toward a spiritual and ascetic life. After her siblings grew upand the death of her father, 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''.
==Hymns==
==External links==
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102055 Venerable Macrina the Sister of St Basil the Great] ([[OCA]])
*[http://www.goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.aspsaints_view?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://wwwalmoutran.orthodoxresearchinstitute.orgcom/resources2011/saints03/fourth_century_saint.htm 375 "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]
[[Category:Monastics]]
[[Category:Saints]]
[[Category:Byzantine Saints]]
[[Category:4th-century saints]]
 
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