January 24: The Feast of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg ☦1798

St. Xenia of Petersburg

  The following webpage describes the celebration of the feast of St. Xenia of Petersburg at the St. Elizabeth Convent in Minsk, Russia. St. Xenia is 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


 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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