St Severus the Priest.

Commemorated June 27 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

He lived in central Italy. A man of rare holiness, he was once called to hear the confession of, and give Communion to, a man at the pointof death. He tarried, working in his vineyard, and the news was brought to him there that the sick man had died. Stricken with grief, as if he had himself killed the man, he wept bitter tears over the corpse, and God raised the dead man to life again in response to his fervent prayer. Then Severus confessed him and gave him Communion, preparing him for a Christian leaving of this world, and on the eighth day the man died again.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK





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