Our Holy Father Stephen of Piperi
This saint was of the tribe of NikW, from the village of rL,upa, of poor and devout parents, Radoje and Ya6ima. To learn the ascetic life, he lived first in the monastery of Mora6a, where he became abbot. The Turks drove him out of there, and he settled in Rova3ki Turmanj, in the place now called Celis`te. After that, he moved again and settled in a cell at Piperi, where he remained to his death in toil and godly asceticism. He entered peacefully into rest in the Lord on May 20th, 1697. His relics are preserved there to this day, and glorify Christ our God and Stephen the man of God by their many wonders.
* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
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