Saints

In this section you will find information about some of the many saints and teachers from the Orthodox Church. 

Prepared by Father Yves, March 2007


We have a wealth of information about many Orthodox saints, but we have chosen to concentrate in this website on British, Russian and Greek saints. This is a mere beginning: many Saints much loved in our parish have not yet been included.

Our Patron Saints can be found in another section [“Our Patron Saints”]

Clicking on the names below will take you to a page on their life & teachings.

  1. Saint Basil the Great
  2. Saint Gregory the Theologian
  3. Saint Martin of Tours
  4. Saint Mina of Egypt
  5. Saint John Chrysostom
  6. Saint Maximos the Confessor
  7. Saint Theodore the Stoudite
  8. Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarme
  9. Saint Melangell of Wales
  10. Saint Gregory Palamas
  11. Saint Nil Sorsky
  12. Saint Seraphim of Sarov
  13. The Holy Fools of Diveyevo
  14. Pilgrimage to Diveyevo
  15. Saint German of Alaska
  16. Saint Theophan the Recluse
  17. The New Martyrs of Russia
  18. Saint Nectarios of Aigina
  19. Saint Arsenios of Cappadocia
  20. Saint Nicholas Planas
  21. Saint John Maximovitch
  22. Saint Maria Skobtsova (NOT SkobtsAva)
  23. Saint Alexander Hotovitzky
  24. Saint Matrona of Moscow
  25. Mother Gavrila

The Holy Fools of Diveyevo - ...we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's  

Our Father among the Saints Martin, Bishop of Tours (397) - This holy and beloved Western Saint, the patron of France, was born in Pannonia (modern-day Hungary) in 316, to a pagan military family stationed there. Soon the family returned home to Italy, where Martin grew up. He began to go to church at the age of ten, and became a catechumen. Though he desired to become a monk, he first entered the army in obedience to his parents.  

Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarme - St Cuthbert was born about the year 643 in Northumbria. He spent much of his childhood and early youth as a shepherd but also spent some time in military service. He entered the monastery of Melrose and after some years was sent to Lindisfarne, with the charge of reforming the monastery there. He tackled this difficult task with great patience and love.   

Saint Melangell - Although the major life of St. Melangell was not written until the fifteenth century, it is likely that her cult flourished long before a life was written about her, so great was the esteem with which she was held by the local populace.  

Saint Nil Sorsky - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nil Sorsky (Russian: Нил Со  

The Life of St Herman of Alaska - "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your F  

New Martyrs of Russia - Prepared by Father Yves, March 2007 There are very few places in Russia today that honour the mem  

Father Alexander Hotovitzky - Our righteous father Alexander Hotovitzky (or Hotovitsky), hieromartyr of the Bolshevik yoke, Mi