Commemorated on January 2
Righteous Juliana of Lazarevo is an astonishing example of a
self-denying Christian woman. She was the daughter of a nobleman. From
her early years she lived devoutly, kept the fasts, and set aside the
majority of her time for prayer. Early on, having become orphaned, she
was given over into the care of relatives, who laughed at her. Juliana
bore everything with patience and without complaint. Her love for people
was expressed by nursing the sick and sewing clothing for the poor.
The pious and virtuous life of the maiden attracted the attention of
Yurii Osoryin, who soon married her. Her husband’s parents loved their
gentle daughter-in-law and left the running of the household in her
hands. Domestic concerns did not disrupt the spiritual efforts of
Juliana. She always found time for prayer, and she was always prepared
to feed the orphaned and clothe the poor. During a harsh famine, she
herself remained without food, having given away her last morsel to a
beggar. When an epidemic began, Juliana devoted herself completely to
the nursing of the sick.
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The Saint's life also on a tab, above.