If you are a fan of Greek Orthodox religion, then you should definitely be aware of some of the new saints that have come to the forefront of the Greek Orthodox church over the years. These new saints have been incredibly influential in spreading the word of God’s love. They have influenced the lives of so many people, including countless people all over the world.
Saint Paisios is one of the greatest saints in the Greek Orthodox Church. He was born in Cappadocia, Turkey and was known for his miracles and prophecies. Today, he is a beloved holy elder of Greece.
The saint was born in Asia Minor, then later moved to Greece, where he lived a very spiritual life. He was known as Arsenios when he was born. When he was 40 days old, he left on a ship, with his family, to live in Greece.
During the Greek Civil War, he served as a radio operator. In addition, he helped the local people in their fight against the Protestant proselytizers.
Savvas of the new greek orthodox saints is one of the recently recognized saints of the Orthodox Church. He is a miracle worker, iconographer and priest. During his lifetime, he lived in Eastern Thrace, Greece. In his later years, he lived on the Greek island of Kalymnos. St Savvas is the patron saint of the island of Kalymnos.
Savvas was born in 1862. He grew up in Herakleitsa, in Eastern Thrace, Greece. His parents were poor, and he was the only child.
Saint Savvas was raised in obedience in a monastery. At the age of twelve, he secretly left for Mount Athos. When he was ten, he received the gift of wonderworking, which was very rare in the Greek Church at the time.
The New Greek Orthodox saint Eumenius is remembered as a bishop of Gortyna on Crete, as well as a wise and pious Christian who wisely defended the Orthodox Faith against the Monophysite heresy. His feast day is celebrated on September 18 each year.
St Eumenius was a benevolent, devout Christian who traveled to many places, including Thebes in Egypt and Rome. He was known for caring for the poor and orphans.
While on his travels, he became a Bishop of Gortyna. When he was bishop, he cared for the orphans and indigents. In addition, he prayed for abundant rain during the drought.
St. Daniil Katounakiotis
A new Greek Orthodox saint was canonized on 9 March 2020. Joseph the Hesychast was the disciple of Elder Daniel Katounakiotis, who lived in the early twentieth century. The Canonical Committee voted to recommend his entry into the Catalogue of Saints of the Orthodox Church.
Daniil Katounakiotis is a Greek writer and theologian. Originally from Smyrna, he was a close friend of Nektarios of Pentapolis. His life was marked by a deep spiritual relationship with many other spiritual figures of his time. As an author of spiritual treatises and a mentor to the holy brotherhood of Daniilei, he was worthy of the title of ‘giant of Athos’.
St Zenas of the New Greek Orthodox Saints is known for his exceptional humility and his hesychastic spirituality. In his later years, he was a bishop in Lydda, Palestine. His icon is commonly found in Orthodox kitchens.
During the reign of Leo the Isaurian, St Hypatius and Andrew were imprisoned and burned at Constantinople. Anastasius the elder was a Papal representative to Constantinople. He suffered the same persecution as St Maximos the Confessor.
The Church of Russia owes a great deal of its spiritual richness to St Basil. He translated a number of collections of writings by the Fathers of the Church into Slavonic. One of his translations was the Jerusalem Typikon.
St. Alexandra Schmalzbach
A second generation Greek American, Alexandra Schmalzbach is an Orthodox Christian who has been actively engaged in mission work in Alaska. Her husband Brian converted to the Greek Orthodox faith two years ago. She is also involved in the restoration of old wooden Russian churches.
As an avid fan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, she knows the importance of the Holy Fire that still burns on Pascha, the Christian feast of the Annunciation. The Holy Eparchial Synod decides on the official name of a new saint.
In her book, 101 Orthodox Saints, she includes a number of the aforementioned. Her book is filled with graphics, images and icons. It’s an informative read for adults and children alike. Designed to be a fun learning tool, it’s a must-read for anyone interested in orthodox Christianity.