Friday, December 12, 2014

The brick of St. Spyridon

During the Maximilian persecutions (295 AD) he was arrested and exiled. In 325 AD, St. Spyridon was present at the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea where he astonished many with his simple explanations of the Orthodox Faith. He explained the unity and diversity of the Trinity by holding up a brick, then commonly thought to be a combination of the elements fire, earth and water; as he spoke, fire blazed from the top of the brick while water gushed out underneath.

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