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[[Image:Ladder_of_Divine_AscentSeraphim of Sarov.jpg|100px|left]]''Our father among the saints '''[[The Ladder Seraphim of Divine AscentSarov]]''''' is an was a Russian [[asceticism|asceticalascetic]] treatise on avoiding vice and practicing virtue so that who lived at the endSarov Monastery in the 18th century, and is considered a [[salvationwonder-worker]] can be obtained. Written by The Church commemorates St. Seraphim on [[SaintJanuary 2]] , and the opening of his [[John Climacusrelics]] initially for [[monastic]]s, it has become one of the most highly influential and important works used by the Church as far as guiding the faithful to a God-centered life, second only to on [[Holy ScriptureJuly 19]].
There is also a related St. Seraphim was born on [[iconJuly 19]] known by , 1754. His parents, Isidore and Agathia Moshnin, lived in Kursk, Russia; Isidore was a merchant. At the same titleage of 10, Seraphim became seriously ill. It depicts many people people climbing a ladder; at During the course of his illness, he saw the top is [[Jesus ChristMother of God]]in his sleep, prepared who promised to receive heal him. Several days later there was a religious procession in Kursk with the climbers into locally revered [[Heavenmiracle]]. Also shown are -working [[angelicon]]s helping of the climbers, and [[demon]]s attempting to shoot with arrows or drag down the climbersMother of God, no matter how high up the ladder they may be. Most versions of the icon show at least one person fallingduring which he was healed.
At the age of 18, Seraphim firmly decided to become a [[monk]]. From day one in the monastery, exceptional abstinence from food and slumber were the distinguishing features of his life. He ate once a day, and little. His taking of the monastic vows occurred in 1786, when he was 27 years old. He was given the name Seraphim, which in Hebrew means "fiery," or "burning."
'''Quote''': "Those who have truly decided to serve the Lord God should practice the remembrance of God and uninterrupted prayer to Jesus Christ, mentally saying: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."  '''''Recently featured:''''' [[The Ladder of Divine Ascent]], [[John of Damascus]], [[Lindisfarne]], [[Edward the Martyr]], [[Victor Pokrovsky]], [[Akathist]], [[Apostles]], [[Irene Chrysovalantou]]. ''Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented every '''Friday'''.''
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