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Saint Cosmas of Aetolia
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Saint Cosmas was a luminous apostle of the Gospel, in the dark years of Turkish slavery. The Church of Christ, to honor his struggle and contribution, named him Apostle.
Agios Kosmas was born in the village of Taxiarchis in the province of Apokouros, located near the village of Megalo Dendro in Nafpaktia, in 1714 AD, to pious parents, who raised him in the education and discipline of the Lord. At the age of twenty, he went to Mount Athos to study at the newly established school in Vatopedi. Saint Cosmas was originally called Constantine and after his graduation, he went to the Monastery of Philotheos, where he became a monk (1759 AD) and then a Hieromonk and received the name Cosmas.
The Saint, knowing that the Nation was in danger, did not rest and was burning day and night with the desire to go out and teach the enslaved Greeks the Holy Letters. But he considered himself humble and impossible to bear such a burden. With divine revelation, he went to Constantinople, where he met his brother Chrysanthos, who was a teacher. He taught him some rhetoric lessons that would help Kosmas in his preaching. Then, after obtaining the permission of Patriarch Seraphim, he literally plowed Greece, teaching the "rays" the word of God.
Thus, Saint Cosmas first preached in Constantinople and then went to Etoloakarnania. With a new license he came to the Dodecanese and Mount Athos. Then he toured Thessaloniki, Veria, all over Macedonia, reached Chimara, returned to Southern Epirus and from there ended up in Lefkada and Kefallinia. He also went to Zakynthos, Corfu and again to Northern Epirus.
From where he passed, he built schools, churches, and a crowd of people gathered and "sucked" the "nectar" of his holy teaching.
Eventually, the envy of the Jews, in collaboration with the Turks, resulted in the hanging of the Saint in Kolikontasi, in the soils of the Northern Epirus in 1779 AD. His relic was thrown into the waters of the river Apsos. Despite the stone that had been tied around his neck, the relic was floating. It was found by the priest Markos and was buried in the monastery of Theotokos Ardonitsa V. Epirus, where it was found.
The normal act of his recognition as a saint was done by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on April 20, 1961 AD. His book and biography were written by Saint Nicodemus of Mount Athos, Sapphire Christodoulidis, Thomas Paschidis and the monk Gerasimos Mikragiannanitis. Many younger writers have dealt with the life and work of the great saint. Numerous icons, engravings, paintings and drawings show the honor and gratitude of the Genos for the bright star of Mount Athos.
His words were prophetic, full of divine grace and simplicity. He once said to the inhabitants of a village: “I came to your village and preached to you. So it is fair to pay me for my effort. With money perhaps? What should I do? My payment is to put the words of God in your heart, to gain eternal life ".
It celebrates on the 24th of August every year.