January 3, 2022

Saint Ephraim of Nea Makri and the Suicidal Young Woman

Mobilization was declared in Greece on July 20, 1974 due to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. A few days later, in Halkida of Evia, Saint Ephraim of Nea Makri appeared to a Christian he had previously healed of a serious eye disease. As he was sleeping, the Saint appeared and said:

"Get up quickly! Go immediately to the house next door because someone is dying."

Thinking that he was just dreaming, the man fell back asleep. The Saint woke him up again, and with more urgency and louder he said:

"Why didn't you do what I told you? Get up quickly and go to the house next door before she dies."

He finally got up, ran to the house next door, and rang the doorbell. No one opened the door, but he heard a groan from inside. He quickly alerted the police to rush over in time.

When the police arrived they broke down the door and entered, and found a young woman who had cut her wrists and was bleeding, because she fell into despair when her husband was taken as a soldier for the mobilization.

Thus Saint Ephraim saved the life of the suicidal young woman.