[[Image:Xenia of St Petersburg.jpg|frame|right|Xenia of St. Petersburg]]
Our venerable Mother, the Blessed '''Xenia of St. Petersburg''', (Russian: Святая блаженная Ксения Петербургская [Xenia Grigoryevna Petrova -
Ксения Григорьевна Петрова] ; who in grief over the death of her husband distributed all her possessions and took up a life as a [[fool -for-Christ]]. Her life was centered on God, and she sought protection and comfort only in Him while wandering among the poor of St. Petersburg. She is commemorated on [[ February 6]] (NS).
:But to care instead for the soul since it is immortal.
:Therefore, O Blessed Xenia, your spirit rejoices with the Angels.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 7)
saints/402 Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ] ([[GOARCH]])
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=100297 Blessed Xenia of St Petersburg] ([[OCA]])
*[http://www.encspb.ru/en/article.php?kod=2804009453 Encyclopedia of St Petersburg: Xenia the Blessed]