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This issue of The Orthodox Word features the Life of St.
Macarius of Zheltovodsk and Unzha, a Russian monastic founder who lived
along the Volga River during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. He
was instrumental in providing both spiritual and material help to the
Russian people during the difficult period of attacks and occupation by
the Kazan Khanate. This Life includes an extensive account of the
saint’s miracles, both during and after his life, and constitutes a
chapter in the upcoming second volume of The Northern Thebaid.The
second article is an account of the miraculous “Self-painted” Icon of
the Mother of God, located at the Romanian Prodromou Skete on Mount
Athos. The article was authored by the well-known Russian religious
writer E. Poselyanin.This issue ends with the Orthodox Word index for 2021.