The life of holy women in Orthodoxy
Holy Women in OrthodoxyThese are the great ascetics whom the Lord has bestowed with miraculous gifts and special mercy. Many of them suffered for Christ, were subject to terrible tortures, but, preaching Jesus, they followed Him to death.
These facts once again remind us that by creating a woman from Adam’s rib, the Lord did not take a secondary or insignificant role for her. A woman in God's plans was and is a semblance of the Creator, just like a man.
Humility, pure heart, strong faith, love, sincerity ... You can enumerate the qualities of glorified with God and among women wives endlessly. And, of course, the life of ascetics in all ages was an example to follow.
Why are holy women in Orthodoxy so revered? And let's recall at least some of them and, perhaps, their appearance, temporarily facing us, will answer the questions.
Mary Magdalene is called the apostle of the apostles, because she first told His disciples that Jesus was raised from the dead. When they talk about Mary, they remember the story of a painted egg.After all, it was in her dispute with the emperor that the egg changed in color and made Tiberius believe in Christ.
St. Mary of Egypt repented of her sins and lived in the wilderness for 47 years without shelter and food. Her life feat is an example of deep monastic piety.
TOholy women in orthodoxyThe holy Blessed Anna Kashinskaya, who courageously endured the death of her husband, son and grandson, killed by the Tatars in the Horde, and ended her life course in the monastery also belongs to this category.
Ksenia of Petersburg during her lifetime was called holy. She fulfilled the commandment of God about the poverty of the spirit and secretly helped people by doing good deeds.
All listed in this article is impossible. Christian women have saved many by their silent concern for their neighbors and not only.
For twenty centuries, the Church of Christ was glorified by holy ascetics, who gave their lives to the service of God. From the very beginning of Christianity in Russia, many holy women in Orthodoxy brightened.
The Lord knows and remembers that the female heart is filled with love, it thinks little, but feels a lot. They say about a woman that she is called to love.
Moreover, this love extends not only to children and family, but to the whole world. Tracing the life path of the holy women, it can be concluded that in their life they no longer cared about external beauty, but about the beauty of their soul and its salvation. Let us also imitate them in everything.