Hieromartyr Paulinus of Mogilev. From Peasantry to the Cross

Source: St. Elizabeth Convent

November 3, 2022


Looking at the icon of Hieromartyr Paulinus of Mogilev, we may wonder about the story behind the image inspired by photographs and memories of spiritual children, as well as recollections of those who knew and loved him. St. Paulinus was simple and compassionate. He came out of the peasantry and became an archbishop. His cuff is kept as a great shrine in the Novospassky Monastery where he was once tonsured a monk.

St. Paulinus has returned many schismatics back to the true Church. He held an election of the Patriarch, and always courageously guarded Orthodoxy from sacrilege. His old mother followed her son everywhere. He loved everyone and was loved by adults and children. He fed birds and animals, contemplated the movements of nature, and lived in God's peace praying for his Fatherland and every soul in it.

...Read the rest at St. Elizabeth Convent.

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