Saints and Righteous Ones

True spiritual life begins when we live in Christ and Christ lives in us, right here on this earth. And the Lives of the Saints bear witness to us that the Life of Christ on earth did not end with His Ascension into Heaven, nor with the martyrdom of His Apostles. His Life continues to this day in His Church, and is seen most brilliantly in His Saints. And we, too, in our own spiritual lives, are to enter into that continuing, never-ending Life.
Hieromonk Damascene

Below are some short lives of the saints and righteous that are specially loved and venerated in our church. As St John of Kronstadt reminds us ‘All the saints are our older brothers in the one House of the Heavenly Father. Having departed from earth to heaven, they are always with us in God…. They serve together with us, they sing, they speak, they instruct, they help us in various temptations and sorrows. Call upon them as living with you under a single roof; glorify them, thank them, converse with them as with living people; and you will believe in the Church’.

Universal Saints

Saints who are known and venerated by Orthodox Christians around the world.

St Barbara, the New Martyr

The Life of the Holy New Martyr Barbara

St Elizabeth, the New Martyr

The Life of the Holy New Martyr Elizabeth

St George, the Great Martyr

The Life of the Holy Great Martyr George

St John (Maximovitch) the Wonderworker

The Life of the Holy Hierarch John the Wonderworker

St John of Kronstadt

The Life of the Holy Archpriest John of Kronstadt

St Seraphim of Sarov

The Life of St Seraphim of Sarov

Local Saints

Saints who may not be known universally but laboured for Christ when the West was in full communion with the Orthodox Church.

St Alban the Protomartyr

The Life of the Holy Protomartyr Alban

St Botolph of Iken

A Timeline of the Life of St Botolph.

St David of Wales

The Life of the Holy Hierarch David, Patron Saint of Wales

St Edmund

The Life of St Edmund by Aelfric

St Walstan of Taverham

Life of St Walstan of Taverham

St Wandregesilius

The Life of St Wandregesilius

Righteous Ones

Orthodox men and women who lived lives of great holiness who have not yet been formally canonised as saints

Fr Seraphim Rose

Life of Blessed Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose)

Ikon of All the Saints that have Shone Forth in the British Isles, St Seraphim's Studio