Keeper of the Light: Saint Macrina the Elder, Grandmother


Keeper of the Light: Saint Macrina the Elder, Grandmother of Saints The road to sainthood takes a lifetime to travel Late in the fourth century, Christians are labeled enemies of the Roman Empire hounded, arrested, tortured, and executed Macrina and her husband Basil, once wealthy Christians, flee with their small son to the mountainous forests south of the Black Sea There, Macrina embarks on a seven year journey of unexpected tests and trials that will take her through a harsh and hungry wilderness pilgrimage, only to plunge her into poverty and danger on the streets of Neocaesarea So begins Macrina s adventure in faith, as she undertakes the process of becoming one of the most influential women in sacred history, the mother and grandmother of saints Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the story of St Macrina the Elder, who had a profound influence on her grandchildren, St Basil the Great, St Gregory of Nyssa, and St Macrina the Younger She is truly a great confessor of the Orthodox Christian faith



10 thoughts on “Keeper of the Light: Saint Macrina the Elder, Grandmother of Saints

  1. says:

    A lovely historical novel about Saint Macrina the Elder, a true heroine of her time It s a fun, fast read, that takes you back to the world of the first Christians, and to a family wh


  2. says:

    A truly beautiful and heartbreaking but also heartwarming story I reccomend for everyone.


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About the Author: Bev Cooke

Born in the last century, lived in Canada all my life, moved to the west coast when I was in my twenties, married with two grown kids, a husband, two cats and a garden.


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