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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.
The newly elected municipal councillors
10/28/2003 12:00:00 AM
The distribution of the municipal councillors is proportional, depending of the percentage distribution of the votes. Their total number for Plovdiv is 51, representing the following parties:Th...
First working seminar of textile industry representatives taking place in Plovdiv
10/27/2003 12:00:00 AM
(Based on an article by Lydia Vulkova at the Maritsa newspaper)\r\n The working seminar, organized by the European Commission and the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, have attracted texti...
Elections being held on the popular Bulgarian feast of Dimitrovden
10/26/2003 12:00:00 AM
(St Demetrius? Feast day) ? October 26th. In the traditional conceptions that day marks the beginning of winter. ?St George brings summer (celebrated on May 6th), St Demetrius brings winte...
Closing the 28th Film Festival ?Golden Chest?
10/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
Giving the awards and the official closing of the film festival was broadcasted by the Bulgarian National TV - Channel One BNT, on October 25th. Before presenting to you the four members of the Int...
Will there be new investments in Bulgaria?
10/24/2003 12:00:00 AM
(Information is taken from the Standard newspaper)\r\nThe Vice President of General Electric Nani (Ferdinando) Becalli and seven of the senior managers flew to Bulgaria on Wednesday...
The popular actress Maria Statoulova turns 50
10/23/2003 12:00:00 AM
(The information is based on an article in the Maritsa Newspaper)\r\nYesterday in Plovdiv, in the Paris Hall of the Novotel Hotel, numerous guests and fans greeted Maria Statoulova on the oc...
International Exhibition of Medicine, Dentistry And Pharmaceutics
Co-organizers: Branch Unions(22.10.2003 - 25.10.2003)
10/22/2003 12:00:00 AM
THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION "MEDICUS, DENTO, GALENIA" cares a great deal about attracting foreign and Bulgarian investments to set up a new material base and support hea...
Ballet Todes coming to Plovdiv in December
10/20/2003 12:00:00 AM
(Based on information from the today?s copy of the Maritsa Newspaper)The dance masters of the world-famous Russian ballet ?Todes? are coming to Plovdiv for a large show-performance. The ballet ...
The Plovdiv bohemian ?Nacho the Culture?
10/18/2003 12:00:00 AM
(A shortened version of Elitsa Kandeva?s article in the 24 Hours newspaper)When somebody mentions Plovdiv, there is immediately an association with the name ?Nacho the Culture?. His re...
A paintings exhibition by a poet
10/17/2003 12:00:00 AM
Boris Rokanov was born in 1961 in the town of Kyustendil, in the western part of Bulgaria. He is author of several books of poetry: ?Presentiments? (1989), ?My Game? (1993), ?From B to R? (1995), ?...