ENLIGHTENER OF

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ENLIGHTENER OF - One of the various customary saint titles used in commemoration at divine services when remembering saints on the Church Calendar. Enlightener of N. or Illuminator of N.  The saint who first brought the faith to a people or region, or who did major work of evangelization there. Such as:

  • St Nino (Nina), Equal of the Apostles and Enlightener of Georgia
  • St Felix of Burgundy the Bishop of Dunwich and Enlightener of East Anglia
  • St Patrick the Bishop of Armagh and Enlightener of Ireland
  • St Innocent the Metropolitan of Moscow the Enlightener of the Aleuts and Apostle to the Americas
  • St Methodius, Equal of the Apostles and Archbishop of Moravia, Enlightener of the Slavs
  • St Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow, and Enlightener of North America
  • Venerable Euthymius the Enlightener of Karelia and Finland
  • St Columba of Iona, the Enlightener of Scotland
  • Equal of the Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, in Holy Baptism Basil, the Enlightener of the Russian Land
  • St Jacob Netsvetov the Enlightener of the Peoples of Alaska
  • Venerable Theodoritus the Enlightener of the Lapps, Solovki
  • Hieromartyr Gregory the Bishop of Greater Armenia, Equal of the Apostles and Enlightener of Armenia
  • St Clement the Bishop of Ochrid and Enlightener of the Bulgarians
  • St Pimen of Salosi the Enlightener of Dagestan and the North Caucasus People

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