Tag: Primary Sources

  • The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine Routis

    +November 15/28 1927 Originally published by the Ta Patria Periodical THE HOLY NEW MARTYR Catherine Routis was born in 1900 in a small Greek village called Mandra in Attica Greece to poor but pious parents. Like her parents — John and Maria Peppas — Catherine was a pious child, offering to help family and neighbors […]

  • On the Aerial Demons Encountered at Death (from the Evergetinos)

    Hypothesis X The soul, after its departure from the body, undergoes testing in the air by evil spirits which encounter it and attempt to impede its ascent. A. From the Life of St. Anthony the Great 1. St. Anthony the Great was once preparing to eat at his normal time; according to custom, he stood […]

  • References to the Toll Houses in the Canon of the Parting of the Soul from the Body

    Here are just a few of the many references to the Toll Houses which are found in the Canon of the Parting of the Soul from the Body found in the Great Book of Needs(these are from the St. Tikhon’s edition). “Noetic roaring lions have surrounded me, seeking to carry me away and bitterly torment me. […]