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Our Patron Saint - St. Gregory Palamas

Our Patron Saint - St. Gregory Palamas

Our Patron Saint - Saint Gregory Palamas

Saint Gregory Palamas lived in the 14th century, when he gave up a promising career to take up the life of a simple monk on the Holy Mountain of Athos in Greece. He waged war against the heretic Barlaam, who taught that God could only be understood through human reason, and that mystical experiences were merely experiences of the senses, not of God Himself. Gregory shone forth as a great teacher of mystical union with God, a knowledge of God that goes beyond the limited human mind, but comes through God's direct revelation.

Saint Gregory was the champion of Orthodox Christian Truth in his time, and serves as our intercessor in our own rationalism-worshiping age.


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