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Saint John of Rila

Saint John of Rila Father John – I have no bread (short is the bread daily) And the Lestvitsa* - so long … Longer than a thought and shorter than a peal of a bell. I’m ashamed, Father, that today I am speaking but not staying quiet like a germ, like a drop of a candle. The heart holds me up. *[‘lestvitsa] stairway to spiritual life Saint John of Rila (Bulgarian: ????? ???? ??????, sveti Ivan Rilski) (876 – c. 946) was the first Bulgarian hermit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_Rila January 7 — The Synaxis of St. John the Forerunner. This is his main feast day, immediately after Theophany on January 6 (January 7 also commemorates the transfer of the relic of the right hand of John the Baptist from Antioch to Constantinople in 956)

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Date: 1/13/2011 11:52:00 AM
Congratulations Bozhidar on your win in Deborah Guzzi's contest "Winter's Holy Holidays". Love, Carol
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Date: 1/11/2011 9:31:00 AM
Congratulations on this HM win in the contest, Bozhidar
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Date: 1/10/2011 4:01:00 PM
Congrats on your HM in Debbie's contest with this exciting entry ... enjoy your special honor tonight with luv for an excellent piece...
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Date: 1/10/2011 2:54:00 PM
Thank you so much for telling us of this holy day..because you tried..even though the topic was NON christian writes ;) I wanted to reward you. Please DO enter my new contest & soup mail me if you need any help! Congrad's on your win! Light & Love
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Date: 1/7/2011 6:52:00 AM
lovely beautiful inspiring character sketch of Saint John of Rila, Bozhidar
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