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St. Ypomoni, or Ipomoni (Patience) the Righteous, and the Former Byzantine Empress Augusta Helen Palaiologos

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St. Ypomoni (Patience) the Righteous

St. Ypomoni, or Ipomoni (Patience) the Righteous, and the Former Byzantine Empress Augusta Helen Palaiologos (Icon courtesy ofwww.eikonografos.com used with permission)
The Life of St. Ypomoni (preliminarily translated and summarized from: http://www.impantokratoros.gr/agiaypomoni.print.el.aspx)
   
The memory of our Righteous and God-bearing mother Ypomoni is celebrated on March 13th (the day of her repose) and May 29th (the date of the fall of Constantinople and the death of her son Constantine XI Palaiologos, according to:http://orthodoxwiki.org/Ipomoni_of_Loutraki)St. Ypomoni, in the world Helen Dragash, and later as the wife of Manuel II Palaiologos, “Helen in Christ God Augusta and Empress of the Romans, Palaiologos”, was the daughter of Constantine Dragash, one of the many leaders and inheritors of the large Serbian kingdom of Stefan Dusan. She came from royal and blessed generation. Many of her ancestors were Saints (e.g. Stefan Nemania. the…

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