St Martyr Grand Princess Elisabeth Convent: the Feast of St. Xenia

 

St. Xenia of Petersburg

  The following webpage describes, in a personal way, the celebration of the feast of St. Xenia of Petersburg, the Convent’s patron saint. First, there is the Divine Liturgy. First things first. Then there is a dinner, where many loving thoughts and feelings are shared: Day of St Xenia of Petersburg, Our Patron Saint http://www.obitel-minsk.by/obitel-minsk_oid496150.html

 St. Xenia is known to be an effective intercessor for those without a home or a job, or with an illness of some sort. She also has been recommended as an intercessor for those with mental illness.  Her feast day is January 24, New Calendar, February 4, Old Calendar.
 
 St. Xenia Orthodox Church in Methuen, MA (USA) devotes a troparion and a story of her life to their webpage: http://www.stxenia.org/stxenia.html 
 
Here is the Orthodox Church of America’s page devoted to St. Xenia:   http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=100297 
 
Here is another life of St. Xenia by Nun Nectaria McLees, as well as an Orthodox Christian ballad by Kathleen Patitsas with introductions byArchimandrite Nektarios Serfes on his website:  http://www.serfes.org/lives/stxeniaofpetersburg.htm 
 

A life of St. Xenia of Petersburg with two troparions and a kontakion on the webpage of Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church, 2049 Argyle Ave. Los Angeles, California 90068: http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/saints/xenia_petersburg.htm 

Another life of St. Xenia,  with two excellent holy icons of her, from St. Xenia Cathedral in Kanata, Ontario, Canada:   http://www.stxenia.ca/en/stxenia.html

Icon from Orthodoxy in NWA: http://orthodoxynwa.blogspot.com/2011/01/st-xenia-of-petersburg-fool-for-christ.html

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