January 20/February 2
Goodness and repentance can atone for even years of greed and sin. After being tricked into giving alms and showing how great God's mercy could be, a wealthy governor completely changed his heart and life.
"The Rich Man and the Loaf of Bread" is a story that we know from Saint John the Merciful Patriarch and Pope of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the true story of Saint Peter the Publican, who lived in, then Orthodox, North Africa.
With each Paterikon book, feel free to choose a "Paterikon Purse" of your liking and either a fasting or non-fasting treat.