Ascetics & martyrs


  • Biblical
  • Eastern Orthodox (Greek, Russian, Serbian)
  • Coptic


  • This list contains generally online articles and short pdfs. Longer PDFs and books are found in my book recommendations section.
  • Icons and images: you can find a lot of images and icons for both ancient and recent saints from both the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox families in this link.


St Mary

Eastern Orthodox (Greek, Russian, Serbian)

St John of Kronsadt (1908)

St Nektarios of Aegina (1920)



Follow Orthodoxsaintstories on instagram. The admin is a young zealous Coptic youth who ardently loves the Coptic Church and her saints. He learned arabic just so he can read arabic spiritual writings. He translated many profound stories of contemporary Coptic saints. He is also related to the saintly retired Bishop Ammonious of Luxor, who lives as a solitary monk in St Bishoy’s monastery, Wadi El Natroun.

Arabic facebook pages about recent/living saints & recent martrys

They undoubtedly post short stories about the virtues of these saints/martyrs when they were alive and also reported miracles that happen after their death.

Tunt Samira Doherty of California (2015)

Mother Erene (2006)

Fr Pishoy Kamel (1979)

St Abraam the Bishop of Fayoum (1914)

St Kyrillos VI (1971)


More good resources for Coptic saints are found here