|St. Kosmas Aitolos (Feast Day - August 24)|
By Monk Moses the Athonite
The great Equal to the Apostles, the enlightener of the enslaved Nation, the wondrous, holy, glorious and beloved by the people Hieromartyr, was born in the village of Megalo Dendro of Aitolia in 1714. Specifically he was from between the villages of Megalo Dendro and Taxiarchae of the Trichonida Mountains in a district called Apokouro. His parents were from Epirus: "The parents of a pious son, by whom he was brought up and educated in the education and admonition of the Lord, as the Apostle says."