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Nikephoros of Chios

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Our venerable and God-bearing Father St. '''Nikephoros of Chios''', was a [[hieromonk]] born around 1750 in the town of Kardamyla, in the northeastern part of the famous Aegean island of [[Metropolis of Chios|Chios]]. He was educated in Chios, taught and wrote in Chios, led a life of spiritual endeavor there, and died there in 1821. He loved Chios as his fatherland, and as a place where piety and learning were flourishing. For this reason, and because no occasion arose for him to leave the island, he remained within its confines throughout his lifetime. The church commemorates him [[May 1]].
* Church Service and Hymns to St. Niketas, John and Joseph ([[May 20]])
* Church Service and Hymns to St. [[Matrona of Chios]] ([[October 20]]).
* Church Service and Hymns to new-martyr St. [[Nicholas the New]] ([[October 31]]), published in Venice in 1791.
=="The New Leimonarion"==
* In 1805, on his deathbed, St. Macarius entrusted St. Nikephorus with the task of completing and publishing his book ''"The New Leimonarion"''. This book contained the Llives and church services of various martyrs, ascetics, and other saints. It is remarkable that three saints collaborated on this book about saints, St. Macarius, St. Nikephorus and St. Athanasius Parios.

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