Commemorated on July 7
Saint Thomas of Mt. Maleon was a military commander before he became a
monk. Strong and brave, he had participated in many battles, and
brought victory to his countrymen, for which he gained glory and esteem.
But, striving with all his heart towards God, Thomas abandoned the
world and its honors, and he took monastic vows.
humility he visited monastic Elders, asking for guidance in the
spiritual life. After several years Thomas received the blessing for
solitary wilderness life and, led by a pillar of fire at night by the
holy Prophet Elias, he settled on Mount Maleon (on the eastern part of
Athos). Dwelling in complete seclusion, St Thomas fought with invisible
enemies with as much courage as he had displayed against the visible
enemies of his country.
The life and deeds of St Thomas could not
be concealed from the surrounding area. People began to flock to him
seeking spiritual guidance, and even those suffering from sickness,
since he received from God the blessing to heal infirmities.
believers received help through the prayers of the holy monk. Even after
his death, he does not cease to heal those who seek his aid, from every
passion and sickness.
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