What is St Olympias’ message?

The scroll which Olympias holds on the icon

It is St Olympias‘ day today, and a candle burns in church in honour of this great supporter of St John Chrysostom.

We pray that we may be hospitable and generous in our faith as St Olympias was.

We pray that we may have courage to share our faith, and to come to terms with ourselves. (Olympias suffered from depression).

On our icon of St Olympias she holds a scroll.

The words are in Greek. Could some kind person translate them, please?

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One Response to What is St Olympias’ message?

  1. Fr Eric Funston, of St Paul’s, Medina, Ohio was the first to give us the answer.

    St Olympias is holding a scroll on which is written, in Greek, words from Scripture – Galatians 2.20
    “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.”

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