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Xenia of St. Petersburg

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[[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 ]) is an 18th century Russian [[fool-for- Ксения Григорьевна ПетроваChrist]]; who in . In grief over the death of her husband , she distributed all her possessions and took up a life as a [[holy 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 6September 11]](NS).
:But to care instead for the soul since it is immortal.
:Therefore, O Blessed Xenia, your spirit rejoices with the Angels.
Kontakion (Tone 3)
:Having been as a wandering stranger on earth,
:sighing for the heavenly homeland,
:thou wast known as a fool by the senseless and unbelieving,
:but as most wise and holy by the faithful,
:and wast crowned by God with glory and honor,
:O Xenia, courageous and divinely wise.
:Therefore, we cry to thee:
:Rejoice, for after earthly wandering thou hast come to dwell in the Father’s house.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 7)
==External links==
*[ St. Xenia Church, Methuen, MA] ([[ROCOR]])*[ Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ] ([[GOARCH]])
*[ Blessed Xenia of St Petersburg] ([[OCA]])
*[ Encyclopedia of St Petersburg: Xenia the Blessed]
[[Category:Russian Saints]]
[[Category:19th-century saints]]
[[ro:Xenia din St. Petersburg]]

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