August 31, 2021

The Best of August 2021 by the Mystagogy Resource Center (MRC)


Below is the monthly review for the month of August 2021 of the ten most popular articles on, then all the posts made on the other websites of the Mystagogy Resource Center in order of popularity.

1. "Many Have Taken Advantage of the Name of Saint Paisios" (Metr. Joel of Edessa)

2. The Nun Iconographer Who Received Back Her Sight From an Icon She Painted

3. The Theological Concerns of Father Ephraim, Abbot of Vatopaidi Monastery

4. A Homily of Thanksgiving Delivered by the Abbot of the Monastery of the Venerable David After It Was Delivered from a Devastating Fire on August 4, 2021

5. Elder Justin of the Monastery of Jacob's Well Is In Danger and Is Appealing for Help from Palestinian Authorities

6. When a Fresco of the Virgin Mary Suddenly Vanished from the Wall of a Church in Patmos in 1955

7. The Snakes of the Panagia Have Made Their Appearance in Kefallonia (2021) 

8. How a Miracle of the Mother of God Prevented the Fall of Constantinople on August 24, 1422

9. Elder Ephraim of Arizona and the Holy Skull of Saint Joseph the Hesychast  

10. The Intervention of Saint Gerasimos of Kefallonia in One of the Greatest Naval Battles in History - the Naval Battle of Lepanto in 1571




1. How Saint Nikanor the Wonderworker Became the Protector and Guardian of the Children of Kastoria