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Cosmas the Aetolian, Saint
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(1714, Central Greece – Aug 24, 1779, Epirus), a saint in the Greek Orthodox Church, “teacher of the nation,” “apostle-equal,” and “neo-martyr,” whose feast day is August 24. He studied in Sigditsa and the Athos School, and became a monk in the Athos monastery of Philotheou with the name Cosmas (baptismal name: Constas). He was ordained to priesthood in 1759. With the permission of the monastery, he went to Constantinople, taught at the Patriarchal School, and went in 1760 to preach on the islands of the Aegean, t…

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Petzolt, Martin, “Cosmas the Aetolian, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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