Scholars usually treat writings about Macrina the Younger as sources of information about historical events and persons. In my opinion, all four sources about. Gregory of Nyssa lauded his older sister Macrina as “the common glory of Life of Macrina and The Dialogue on the Soul and the Resurrection, he portrayed. St. Gregory Of Nyssa: THE LIFE OF ST. MACRINA – Kindle edition by St. Gregory of Nyssa. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or.

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But when the mother put her hand within her bosom, to make the sign of the cross on the part, the sign worked and the tumour disappeared. These were they whom she picked up, exposed by the roadside in the time of famine. Nysss was his story; it was interrupted by 78 sobs, and tears choked his utterance, So much for the soldier and his tale. Notify me of new comments via email.

Now this was not said to deceive, but the message was [B] actually true, though we did not know it at the time. By it the young man found a place with a luxuriant growth of trees and a hill nestling under the mass of the overhanging mountain.

Macrina the Younger – Wikipedia

Saint Macrina is significant in that her brother, Saint Gregory of Nyssawas able to set standards for being a holy Early Christian woman. Saddest of all in their grief were those who [B] called on her as mother and nurse. Macrina appears, a woman of excellence, who nsysa above gregoty rest. Macrina persuaded her mother also to leave her familiar life and the services of domestics, to which she had been accustomed, and embrace a life in conformity with that of the virgins. Although she had her own nurse, yet macrian a rule her mother did the nursing with her own hands.


For just as souls freed from the body by death are saved from the cares of this life, so was their life far removed from 35 all earthly follies and ordered with a view of imitating the angelic life.

This is all her wealth, these are her riches. Contact Contact Us Help. But just what was dear and pleasing to God, would be her desire also.

For that she did not even in her last breath find anything strange in the hope of the Resurrection, nor even shrink at the departure from this life, but with lofty mind continued to discuss up to her last breath the convictions she had formed from the beginning about this lifeall this seemed to me more than human.

She was lying on the floor, a sack had been spread on a board, and another board propped up her head, acting as a pillow. Macrina was the first ever biography written about a woman.

But it seemed as if they had been torn away from their hope in God and the salvation of their souls, and so they cried and bewailed in this manner Her parents sought to convince her to marry, but she remained steadfast in her conviction. Nevertheless Macrina took him in hand, and with such speed did she draw him also toward the mark of philosophy that he forsook the glories of this world and despised fame gained by speaking, and deserted it for this busy life where one toils with one’s hands.

She declared that she knew Macrina’s [A] wishes in the matter of burial exactly. With such words repelling those who tried to talk her over, she settled on one safeguard of her good resolution, in a resolve not to be separated from her mother even for a moment 26 of time. We must recover a true monasticism within our communities and in the heart of our local churches. The historical period in which St.

The earliest mention of the wood of the Cross as a relic seems to be in Cyril of Jerusalem’s Catechetical Lectures, See iv. I am sure you do not forget our meeting, when, on my way to Jerusalem in pursuance of a vow, in order to sec the relics of the Lord’s sojourning in the flesh on the actual spots, 1 I ran across you in the city of Antioch; and you must remember all the different talks we enjoyed, for it was not likely that our meeting would be a silent one, when your wit provided so many subjects for conversation.


Paolina Milano, He met me in friendly fashion when I reached the town, 74 and was greatly disturbed to hear of the calamity, for he was linked to us by ties both of relationship and friendship. Her main occupations were religious duties and prayer. A man led me to the house in which was my great sister, and [D] opened the door. In this case it was a woman who provided us with our subject; if indeed she should be styled woman, for I do not know whether it is fitting to designate her by her sex, who so surpassed her sex.

Macrina the Younger

The post-Christian, post-modern world does not understand the language we are speaking. And indeed her determination was more steadfast than could 25 have been expected from her age. Thou hast made the end of this life the beginning to macina of true life.

The sisters of the community loved Macrina very much and held her to be an example of perfection. There is the cloak, there is the head-covering, there the well-worn shoes on the feet.

For she had four sons and five daughters, and paid taxes to three different governors, since her property was 27 scattered in as many districts.