April 17, ENTRY OF OUR LORD INTO JERUSALEM (Palm Sunday). Hieromartyr Simeon, Bishop in Persia, and those with him: Martyrs Abdechalas and Ananias—Presbyters, Usthazanes, Fusicus (Pusicius), Ascitrea, Azades the Eunuch, and many others (344). St. Acacius, Bishop of Melitene (ca. 433). Ven. Zosíma, Abbot of Solovétsky Monastery (1478). Uncovering of the Relics of Ven. Alexander, […]
Month: April 2011
April 10, FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT — Tone 5. St. Mary of Egypt. Martyrs Terence, Pompeius, Africanus, Maximus, Zeno, Alexander, Theodore, Macarius, and 33 others, beheaded at Carthage (3rd c.). Martyrs James (Jacob) the Presbyter, and Azadanes and Abdicius—Deacons, of Persia (ca. 380).
April 3, FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT — Tone 4. St. John Climacus (of The Ladder). Ven. Nicetas the Confessor, Abbot of Medikion (824). Virgin Martyr Theodosia of Tyre, and Martyr Irene (307-308). St. Illyricus of Mt. Myrsinon in the Peloponnesus. Martyrs Elpidephorus, Dius, Bithonius and Galycus. Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos “THE UNFADING BLOOM.”
March 27, THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT — Tone 3. Veneration of the Cross. Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica (3rd-4th c.). Martyrs Manuel and Theodosius (304). Ven. John the Clairvoyant, Anchorite, of Egypt (394-395). The “GLYKOPHYLOUSA” and the “AKATHIST” Icons of the Most-holy Theotokos on Mt. Athos.
March 6, SUNDAY OF CHEESEFARE — Tone 8. The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise. The 42 Martyrs of Ammoria in Phrygia, including: Constantine, Aetitus, Theophilus, Theodore, Melissenus, Callistus, Basoës and others (ca. 845). The Uncovering of the Precious Cross and the Precious Nails by Empress St. Helen (Elena) in Jerusalem (326). Monk Martyrs […]
February 27, SUNDAY OF MEATFARE — Tone 7. Sunday of the Last Judgment. Repose of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (1915). Ven. Procopius the Confessor of Decapolis (8th c.). Ven. Titus, Presbyter, of the Kiev Caves (Near Caves—1190). Ven. Titus the Soldier, of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves—14th c.). Ven. Thalelæus, Hermit, of Syria (460).
February 13, 2011 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND THE PHARISEE. Tone 5. [Beginning of the Lenten Triodion]. Ven. Martinian of Cæsarea in Palestine (5th c.). Ven. Stephen (in monasticism Simeon), the Myrrhgusher, Prince of Serbia (1199). Ss. Zoë and Photinia (Svetlana, Fatima)—(5th c.). St. Eulogius, Archbishop of Alexandria (607-608).
For even if we sin, we belong to You and know Your might (Wisdom of Solomon 15:2) Fr Dimitri Cozby We often speak of sin as a separation from God. In a sense this is true. However, it is only a separation from our point of view. We are like small children who hide by […]
February 06, 2011 — Tone 4. Sunday of Zacchæus. Afterfeast of the Meeting. St. Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna (ca. 100). St. Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople (891). Ven. Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet (6th c.). Virgin Martyr Dorothy, two sisters—Christina and Callista, and Theophilus, at Cæsarea in Cappadocia (288-300). Martyr Julian of Emesa (312). […]
January 23, 2011 — Tone 2. Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, and Martyr Agathangelus (312). Ven. Gennádii of Kostromá (1565). Translation of the relics of St. Theóctist, Archbishop of Novgorod (1786). Ven. Mausimas the Syrian (4th c.). Ven. Salamanes the Silent of the Euphrates (ca. 400). St. Paulinus the Merciful, Bishop of Nola (431). Commemoration […]