October 13, 2011

St. Isaac the Syrian Celebrated in Qatar

On Tuesday 28 September/11 October 2011 the feast of St. Isaac the Syrian was celebrated in Qatar. Qatar is believed by some to have been the place where St. Isaac lived his hard ascetic life, and for the first time the church dedicated to him celebrated an all-night vigil in memory of this great mystical teacher of the spiritual life. The day of September 28th to honor this Saint was established in recent times by Elder Paisios the Athonite, who also wrote hymns for the feast, and it is also celebrated by the monks of Mount Athos on this day.

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