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An Orthodox Anthology on Suffering, Healing... Struggle.
Learning to Discover Goodness in Illness.


"I do not pray for God to make me Well.  I pray for Him to make me Holy." Elder Porphyrios

Suffering, sickness, and struggle are not enemies to be feared.  They are Gifts
Presented in this website is the mind of The Church. Over two millennia of living witness from Jesus Christ's Saints, who reveal to us His Mind, and 
thus the Wisdom and the Way for healing Body and Soul.   

A Wisdom not of this world.  For everything - all things - are Gift.     Freely received.   Freely given.   Our prayer is that this anthology drawn from The Church and Her Saints, Martyrs, Confessors, and Monastics of all ages, from all corners of the world, will offer you The Faith and  the courage to believe that
All is Gift. 

Glory to Thee our God.
+ Glory to Thee for All Things +

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Our Patrons     ...praying for us...
The Holy Unmercenary Healers

Holy Unmercenaries (Greek: Άγιοι Ανάργυροι) literally the "ones without silver / money" is an epithet applied to a number of Christian saints who did not accept payment for good deeds of compassion and care for the sick and destitute. These include unmercenary healers, or Christian physicians, comprised of holy men and women, who, in conspicuous opposition to the medical practice of the day, tended to the sick free of charge, and most importantly, they attended to the curing of BOTH body and - especially the soul.  They showed a Christ-like love for all, and they gave themselves for all.  Let us emulate the Holy Unmercenary Healers, who for themselves wanted nothing, but out of love of God and their brothers and sisters, gave everything.  May the Lord grant this to us.  Amen    "...freely have you received - freely give..."

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