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Seraphim of Livadeia

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<!---St Seraphim is unknown to not recorded in the church major Synaxaristes but is documented was mentioned in a service in Aigina in 1828, conducted by Bishop Talantios Neophytos Metaxas, that was later published in Athens in 1855 and revised in 1885.(I want to confirm this translation, I dont think its right)--->
His parents were respectable and pious christians who raised Seraphim in a pious lifeaccordingly. From a young age, he had a calling to the monastic life . One tradition notes that his mother noted that he would not breastfeed on Wednesdays and on Fridays.  As a child, he was educated in holy writing by the village teacher and this inspired a burning desire for him to pursue monasticism. He left the world early to pursue his ascetical vocation living in a cave at the Prophet Elias on Mount Karkara. There he built a chapel dedicated to the Saviour and spent his time in ascetism. However, he had frequent visitations from family and friends so he left this beloved cave and fled to the monastery of the Holy Unmercenaries Anargyroi.
He did not spend much time at this monastery for the same reasons and left for the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, located between Thebes and Evia. At this monastery, his ascetical works made him shone as a spiritual star and the abbot of this monastery quickly made him a monk and this is where he was given the name "Seraphim".

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