Saint Nectarios the Wonderworker

Saint Nectarios the Wonderworker November 9 Nectarios of Aegina, Bishop of Pentapolis, is one of the most well known modern saints in the Orthodox Church. He was born in Selyvria near Thrace, and being from a poor family, had to travel to Constantinople alone to earn a living. At 14 years of age, Nectarios (known then as Anastaios) had no money and asked the captain if he could board his ship to Constantinople for free. The captain refused, but the ship’s engines would not start. The captain then looked over to the dock and saw the pitiful Nectarios [...]