Saint Philaret, patron of beekeeping
Today we are celebrating on December 1, a day of remembrance of St. Philaret of Eleimonos, lets say a few words:
Saint Philaret was model for each particular virtue of beneficence . He lived in the time of Constantine Porphyrogenitus and his mother Irene of Athens ( 780-797 AD ) . Born in the village amnion (or Lamb ) of Gangra ( Paphlagonia ) from pious parents , George and Anna . He married the pious and three children .
A son , John, and two daughters , who first told Hypatia and second Evanthia . Philaretos was a farmer and his income , generously handing out alms to the poor. Hungry he found ? the sate . nude ? the dressed . Widow and orphan ? helped and comforted .
But God allowed Philaretos once and ended up very poor. The estates of the ripped neighbors and his life were scattered . Endured all these without ever regret or swear or be disgusted . At the end of the left only his colonies , 250 cells , strong and productive.
And when it came to him one poor , not having anything to give him , get him , get hives , trygouse a hive and the honey gave the poor to get enough . In this way either was time to harvest a or was not , eliminated all colonies .
God saw the faith of unrivaled oikonomise with His providence , that Constantine the son of the Queen of Peace , to get his wife the granddaughter of St. Maria , because he was very good in the soul and body. Marriages celebrated Saint Tarasios November 788 AD , who was then Patriarch of Constantinople .
In particular Filaret , the Emperor honored him with the office of Consul (s ) . So was the owner of numerous wealth, who shared more abundant the poor.
Shortly before he died , he called his relatives and said: " My children , do not ever forget the hospitality , not want foreign things , not ever miss the sequences and functions of the Church , and generally as I lived so live and you '. And having said this he collapsed and died with the words : " Thy will be done ."
Saint Philaret is the patron saint of beekeepers.
In celebrants and celebrated, many years and pleasing to God!
Sound c. Divine faith.
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