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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.
A Bulgarian film chosen to compete for an Oscar Nomination in the ?Best Foreign-Country Film? Category
10/9/2003 12:00:00 AM
(In the today?s issue of the Maritsa newspaper we can read an extensive interview of the journalist Dessislava Hadjieva with the film director Ivan Nichev about his film latest ?Travelling to Jerus...
Dzhendem Tepe Hill ? an idea for its preservation and future
10/8/2003 12:00:00 AM
(Based on an article in the Maritsa newspaper)The Hills of Plovdiv are much more than just a natural phenomenon. They have always taken part in the life of the city and intend to be a part of i...
The German tourists back to the Rhodope resorts
10/7/2003 12:00:00 AM
(Based on an article in the Maritsa newspaper)\r\n After a ten-year break, the leading German tour-operator TUI starts sending German tourists to Pamporovo again. Contracts have been si...
The Royal Train ?Crown Express?
10/6/2003 12:00:00 AM
Today, October 6th, 2003, turns 115 years from the establishment of the Bulgarian State Railways. To celebrate that anniversary, a steam engine 01.02 with an elite train composition called Crown Ex...
John Atanassov ? the Father of Computers
10/4/2003 12:00:00 AM
Today starts the national celebrations of the 100th anniversary from the birth of the Father of the Computer, by unveiling a monument of John Atanassov in Sofia. The monument is located right outsi...
10/3/2003 4:04:39 PM
An investor needed
10/3/2003 12:00:00 AM
(The information is based on a publication in the Maritsa newspaper)\r\n Today?s news refers to a team of scientists from the North-Bulgarian-town of Rousse (right on the Danube R...
The Kouklen Industrial Park
10/2/2003 12:00:00 AM
Based on an interview in the Maritsa newspaper with the Chairman of the ?Rhodopes and Kouklen Park? Consortium, founded in Plovdiv, Mr. Simeon Yankov:The consortium was founded in the beginning...
The famous jazz-musician Milcho Leviev back to Plovdiv again
10/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
After the jazzmen Milcho Leviev, Billy Cobham and Vicky Almazidou have raised the two-thousand-people audience in the Thessaloniki Open-air Theatre to their feet, we will be able to enjoy Milcho Le...
The latest production facilities of the Peshtera Winery
9/30/2003 12:00:00 AM
Yesterday, in the town of Saedinenie (near Plovdiv), the Agricultural Minister Mehmed Dikme officially opened the new ?wine cellar? facilities of the Peshtera Winery JSC. According to the minister,...