December 17 -
St. Dionysios of Zakynthos' forgiveness serves as an enlightening example for today's Christians.
Second Edition! Now with an Audio CD, narrated by Dr. Chrissi Hart.
30 full color pages, including an original map of the beautiful island of the Saint.
All "Illustrated Lives of the Saints" are hardcover, large size (A4, 8.2x11.4 inches 21x29 cm), printed in full, vibrant color on the finest Greek/European paper in Greece.
"Saint Dionysios, pray for us sinners! "
It is so hard to forgive, those who treat us unfairly. All at once we feel offended. We may even feel hatred and a longing for revenge.
It is only with the help of Christ and His Saints, such as Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos, that we can forgive and even pray for the well-being of those who offend us.
This book and its vivid illustrations depict the best-known miracles of the Saint. Also included are an original map of Zakynthos, and a list of the monasteries and places of pilgrimage on the island.
With the help of Saint Dionysios, let us all pray first and foremost for those who have injured us.
Our saint’s day, or name day, is when we honour the memory of the particular saint whose name we bear, and which is generally our grandfather’s or grandmother’s name as well. We give joy to our Saints if we arrange to celebrate a liturgy in our local church on that day, but even more if we try and become like them in our acts and thoughts. Saint Dionysios, for example, is overjoyed when we try to forgive and to ask forgiveness of those whom we have made unhappy and of God through confession.