Scholars usually treat writings about Macrina the Younger as sources of information about historical events and persons. In my opinion, all four sources about. Gregory of Nyssa lauded his older sister Macrina as “the common glory of Life of Macrina and The Dialogue on the Soul and the Resurrection, he portrayed. St. Gregory Of Nyssa: THE LIFE OF ST. MACRINA – Kindle edition by St. Gregory of Nyssa. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or.

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Those, I mean, who do not know that according to the proportion of faith so is given the distribution of spiritual gifts, little to those of little faith, much to those [B] who have plenty of “sea-room” 9 in their religion.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Thou hast broken the heads of the dragon liffe had seized us with his jaws, in the yawning gulf of disobedience. Book titles OR Journal titles. She lfie nursed and reared them, and led them to the pure and stainless life. And at the same time by such exercises he was taming his own manhood.

Macrina the Younger

Indeed, the cause for the maidens’ weeping seemed to me just and [A] reasonable. She was lying on the floor, a sack had been spread on a board, and another board propped up her head, acting as a pillow Macrina asked her brother to rest after the toil of his journey, but he said that for him great and off rest was to see her and hear her noble words.

The education of the child was her mother’s task; she did not, however, employ the usual worldly method of education, which makes a practice of using poetry as a [D] means of training the early years of the child. She declared that she knew Macrina’s [A] wishes in the matter of burial exactly. So she remained, like an invincible athlete in no wise broken by the assault of troubles. I am sure you do not forget our meeting, when, on my way to Jerusalem live pursuance of a vow, in order to sec the relics of the Lord’s sojourning in the flesh on the actual spots, 1 I ran nussa you in the city of Antioch; and you o remember all the different talks we enjoyed, for it was not likely that our meeting would be a silent one, when your wit provided so many subjects od conversation.


The same vision recurred three times that night. She nysda lying not on a bed 44 or couch, but on the floor; a sack had been spread on a board, and another board propped up her head, so contrived as to act as a pillow, supporting the sinews of the neck in slanting fashion, and holding up the neck comfortably.

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The fame of her beauty spread throughout the land and a great number of suitors seeking her hand in marriage crowded round her parents. Then I entered that holy dwelling. Oof of Nyssa, Vita di s. There is nothing stored away in secret places beyond what you see, or put away safely in boxes or bedroom.

Gregory of Nyssa, Life of St. Macrina () pp. ; English Translation

Now there was a lady called Lampadia, leader of the band of sisters, a deaconess in rank. She induced her to live on a footing of equality with the staff of maids, so as to share with them in the same food, the same kind of bed, and in all the necessaries of life, without any regard to differences of rank. Your brother was urging me to stay [A] and partake of the philosophers’ table; and the blessed lady would not let my wife go, but holding our little girl in her bosom, said she would not give her up before she had prepared a meal for them and had entertained them with the riches of philosophy.

He told us that he had gone out four days ago now, and I understood, which indeed was the case, that he had gone to meet us by another way. The tendencies that place our communities at risk are:.

Filling her time with these and the like occupations, and attaining besides a considerable proficiency in wool-work, the growing girl reached her twelfth year, the age when the bloom of adolescence begins to appear.


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As she spoke she indicated by gestures her daughter and son. Macrina, since they are icons of Christ Matt. And in every way she tried to be cheerful, both taking the lead herself in friendly talk, and giving us an opportunity by asking 45 questions. And gradually her tongue dried up with the fever, she could articulate her words no longer, and her voice died away, and only by the trembling of her lips and the motion of her hands did we recognise that she was praying.

There she had stored her all, nothing was left on earth.

Which now we may do, lite turning the lamentations into psalmody in the same strain. Just as this was being done, the child, who was in her nurse’s arms, looked at her mother, and the mother looked at the child eyes. What human words could make you [A] realise such a life as this, a life on the borderline between human and spiritual nature?

For it was their custom to honour friends by meeting them. And, thanks to his natural endowments, he was clever in every art that involves hand-work, so that without any guidance he achieved a completely accurate knowledge kacrina everything that ordinary people learn by time and trouble.

This is all her wealth, these are her riches. For that she did not even macrinx her last breath find anything strange in the hope of the Resurrection, nor even shrink at the departure from this life, but with lofty mind continued to discuss up to her last breath the convictions she had formed from the beginning about this lifeall this seemed to me more than human.