St. Stephen -protomartyr

St Stephen BiographySaint (d. c. 36) Acts 7:54-60 New International Version (NIV) The Stoning of Stephen 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he [...]

Hieromartyr Sergius Mechev, Priest

Commemoration date January, 6 (December, 29 old calendar) Hieromartyr Sergius Hieromartyr Sergius, son of the holy righteous Alexis, Moscow Priest, a graduate of the Moscow University, the faculty of History and Philology.  During World War I, volunteered as an orderly at the front.  In 1919, at the height of persecutions, he was ordained a priest.  [...]

This day in Orthodoxy

Orthodox Calendar Wednesday December 12, 2018 / November 29, 2018 29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Martyr Paramon and 370 Martyrs in Bithynia (250). Martyr Philumenus of Ancyra, and with him Martyrs Valerian and Phaedrus (274). Venerable Acacius of Mt. Latros, who is [...]

Fast Day 29 November 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018 Fast Day (Fish Allowed) | Fish, oil and wine are allowed. Refrain from meat, dairy and eggs. Today we commemorate Paramonus, Philumenus, and their 370 Companion Martyrs in Bithynia Our Righteous Father Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessolonica Dionysios, Bishop of Corinth Phaedrus the Martyr Epistle Reading: I Timothy 6:17-21 Gospel Reading: Luke 20:9-18 Source https://www.goarch.org/chapel?date=11/29/2018

Now we are in Advent-or should be

In the Latin rite, last Sunday was the Feast of Christ the King, which we celebrated at Christ our Hope community meeting last Sunday in the mountains at Hazelbrook, at the Well of St. Jude. Rightfully, as Celtic christians we ought already be in Advent - or the Nativity fast as it is called. Advent [...]

Feast of Christ the King

Today is the Feast of christ the king, the last Sunday in Ordinary time before the beginning of the new Church year. Stained glass window created by William Earley (1872–1956), Dublin, in 1933, titled TU REX GLORIAE CHRISTE byHubert van Eyck [Public domain or Public domain] Christ the King Feast of christ the King  Christ the King is [...]

Community meeting at the Well of St. Jude.

Today representatives of the Community of the Well of Hope, the Community of Christ our Hope met in the home of the Custodian, Roger, of the Hazelbrook Well of St. Jude for a community meeting. We took part in a short Liturgy before setting out to examine options for the way forward into 2019. The Community [...]

The Holy GreatMartyr Mercurius (Mercury),

The Holy GreatMartyr Mercurius (Mercury), a Skyth by descent, served as a soldier in the Roman army. The impious emperors Decius (249-251) and Valerian (253-259) issued a law, ordering all Roman citizens to worship the pagan gods and condemning Christians to death. During these times barbarians attacked the Roman empire, and the emperor Decius went [...]

Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and companions.

24 November Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and companions. Reflection It may help a people who associate Vietnam only with a 20th-century war to realize that the cross has long been a part of the lives of the people of that country. Even as some people ask again the unanswered questions about United States involvement and disengagement, the [...]