In the monastery of St. Paul on Holy Mount Athos at the beginning of our century there lived a monk named Thomas. His obedience was at the monastery bakery, where he helped baker Father Gregory. Once Father Gregory left for two days and left his obedient assistant to make bread instead of himself. However, father Thomas never in his life made dough himself, and therefore was at a loss. He had to bake bread for sixty monks and ten to twenty pilgrims.
He began to fervently pray to the Theotokos and St. Paul to enlighten him, because he did not even know where to begin. So, he took the yeast and, preparing to pour water and pour flour, he suddenly saw a majestic Nun beside him. The monk was confused. The nun went inside, took the leaven and mixed it with water and flour. Two hours later, the dough was ready. She made bread, put them in the oven, and after two hours took out the finished bread.
Father Thomas looked at her as enchanted. He could not understand what was happening. The only thing he understood was that the Nun was the Holy Virgin herself.
After eating the bread, the monks asked the elder: - Father Thomas, how did you manage to knead the dough so quickly? What did you add to it that the bread became so delicious?
Some of the monks still remember the taste of that bread. So the Holy Theotokos once again showed the monks that She takes care of them, like a mother about her children.
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