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Orthodox icon of Saint Macrina, Makrina.
Commemorated July 19th.
Protector Saint of : Siblings
Saint Macrina was the sister of the holy hierarchs Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. When all the children grew up and left the parental home, St Macrina convinced her mother, St Emilia, to enter a women's monastery. After the death of her mother, St Macrina guided the sisters of the monastery.
St Macrina was granted the gift of wonderworking. St Macrina died in the year 380. Saint Gregory of Nyssa wrote a "Dialogue on the Soul and Resurrection" to commemorate Macrina, in which he describes the conversation he had with Macrina on her deathbed.