We remembered him with hymns in church today, the same morning that the gospel passage recounted Christ's healing of the Gadarene maniacs. In both cases the earthly powers did not rejoice that the sick had been made whole, or that God was present and active in their midst. Their spiritual eyes were so clouded over that they completely missed the blessing. Lord, have mercy!
I love this painting of St. Panteleimon that Leah posted last week.
|St Panteleimon the Healer by Nikolay Roerich|