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Explore the rich tapestry of Orthodox Christianity through the lives of its most venerated saints. From St. Basil the Great's contributions to theology and monasticism to St. Mary Magdalene's role as the "apostle to the apostles," discover the remarkable individuals whose faith, wisdom, and miracles have left an indelible impact on the Orthodox Christian tradition.
During research for the Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints & Fasting Calendar, an intriguing story was uncovered about an old monk who encountered a demanding samurai warrior. The warrior, interrupting the monk's meditation, demanded to learn about heaven and hell. Initially silent, the monk insulted the samurai's appearance and demeanor, inciting the warrior's fury and provoking him to draw his sword. As the sword was about to strike, the monk explained that the samurai's rage represented hell. Astonished by the monk's courage and wisdom, the samurai experienced a surge of admiration and compassion, stopping his sword mid-strike, to which the monk pointed out that this was heaven.