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3/4/2012 9:00:00 AM
This well-known saint lived in the 5th c. He first learned asceticism in the Egyptian Thebaid, then went to the Jordan and founded a community there of about seventy monks which exists to this day. He formulated particular code for his monastery - the monks should spent five days a week in their cells weaving baskets and mats; they were allowed no heat in their cells; five days they ate only a little dry bread and a few dates; the monks had to leavethe doors of their cells open, even when not in, so that anyone could, in case they needed something, to take it from any of the cells.
St. Gerasimus established a strict monastic Rule. He spent five days of the week in solitude, occupying himself with handicrafts and prayer. On these days the wilderness dwellers did not eat cooked food, nor did they kindle a fire, but ate only dry bread, roots and water.
On Saturdays and Sundays the monks gathered in the monastery church, ate boiled vegetables together with a little wine in God's praise. Then each monk was supposed to bring and place in the feet of the abbot’s the work he had done in the preceeding five days. Each monk had only one single garment to wear. St Gerasimus was an example to all. In the Great Fast he ate nothing but what he received in Holy Communion.
St Gerasimus once saw a lion which was roaring with pain, having a thorn in its paw. Gerasimus came near to it, crossed himself and pulled the thorn out. The lion was so tame that it followed the elder to the monastery and remained there until the latter's death. When St Gerasimus died in 475, the lion also succumbed to illness after him and soon died. Therefore the lion is depicted on icons of the saint, at his feet.
Today is ZADOUSHNITZA (All Souls’ Day)
3/9/2013 8:00:00 AM
ZADOUSHNITZA (All Souls’ Day):
International Women’s Day
3/8/2013 9:00:00 AM
Bulgaria marks The International Women’s Day – March 8
Honey feast in Plovdiv
3/7/2013 10:00:00 AM
The 5th edition of the Spring Honey Festival starts today in Plovdiv
AGRA 2013 opens today
3/5/2013 11:16:00 AM
New Technologies to Boost Crop and Livestock Sectors
Tezcan Naimova with the gold medal
3/4/2013 11:00:00 AM
The Bulgarian athlete Tezcan Naimova won the European title at the 60 meter indoor sprint event in Goteborg (Sweden).
March 3rd - the National Day of Bulgaria
3/3/2013 8:00:00 AM
What happened on that day and how long has it been celebrated? The San Stefano Peace Treaty between Russia and the Ottoman Empire was signed on February 19th (March 3rd, ...
Today is the BABA MARTA DAY
3/1/2013 8:00:00 AM
If you by any chance visit Bulgaria on the first day of March you are certain to notice almost every person decorated with small tokens made from red and white woollen threads.
Exhibition at Sariev Contemporary Gallery
2/28/2013 8:00:00 AM
Sentimental Show - Mityo Solakov, Nedko Solakov, Dimitar Solakov 01 March 2013 - 30 April 2013
Sofia Film Fest 2013 in Plovdiv
2/27/2013 3:12:37 PM
From 11 to 24 March this year in the movie "Lucky Cinema" in Plovdiv will take place the 8th edition of "Sofia Film Fest in Plovdiv."
Yordan Yovchev marks his brilliant career with a benefit performance
2/24/2013 12:00:00 PM
Yordan Yovchev is the first Bulgarian gymnast in the history of sport who appeared on six consecutive Olympic Games between 1992 and 2012.