Saturday, 25 March 2017

# Saints

Saint Dismas

Russian Orthodox icon of The Good Thief in Paradise (Moscow school, c. 1560).

The 25th of March is the feast of Saint Dismas. He is the patron saint of Prisoners (especially condemned)
Funeral directors, Repentant thieves, Merizo, Guam, San Dimas, Mexico. 

Saint Dismas is also known as the "Good Thief" and was one of the two criminals that were crucified beside Christ on Good Friday. What we know about Saint Dismas is that quoted from the Bible: 
39 And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done no evil.
42 And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise.
Luke 23:39-42. Retrieved from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+23&version=DRA 

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