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[[Image:Xenia of St Petersburg.jpg|frame|right|Xenia of St. Petersburg]]
Blessed St. [[Xenia of St. Petersburg]] (c.1719-30 – c.1803) was a [[fool-for-Christ]].  She is commemorated on [[January 24]].
The only record of "vital statistics" which has been left us concerning Blessed Xenia is the epitaph on her gravestone:
:''In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
:''Here rests the body of the servant of God, Xenia Grigorievna,
:''wife of the imperial chorister, Colonel Andrei Theodorovich Petrov.
:''Widowed at the age of 26, a pilgrim for 45 years,
:''she lived a total of 71 years.
:''She was known by the name Andrei Theodorovich.
:''May whoever knew me pray for my soul that his own may be saved. Amen.
== Life ==
== Hymns ==
[[Troparia]] (Tone 8)
:In you, O mother was carefully preserved what is according to the image.
:For you took up the Cross and followed Christ.
:By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away,
:But to care instead for the soul since it is immortal.
:Therefore, O Blessed Xenia, your spirit rejoices with the Angels.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 7)
:Having loved the poverty of Christ,
:You are now being satisfied at the Immortal Banquet.
:By the humility of the Cross, you received the power of God.
:Having acquired the gift of miraculous help, O Blessed Xenia,
:Beseech Christ God, that by repentance
:We may be delivered from every evil thing.
== Sources ==
*From the ''Life'' published by Holy Trinity Monastery
==External links==
*[http://www.goarch.org/en/Chapel/saints.asp?contentid=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.comeandseeicons.com/w/bmp14.htm Icon of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg]

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