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 [...]

Paramonus, Philumenus & their 370 Companions 29 November

The apostle Paul was at one time inclined to go into Bithynia with his assistants Silas and Timothy, "but the Spirit suffered him not" (Ac 16:7) https://www.biblicalcyclopedia.com/B/bithynia.html   Paramonus, Philumenus & their 370 Companions All day Paramonus, Philumenus and their 370 Companion Martyrs in Bithynia St Paramonus contested for piety’s sake during the reign of [...]

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

Saint Tertius 30 October 2018

With Permission from Fr Stephen Janos frsj   Holy Disciple from the Seventy:   Also visit this site for hagiagraphies of the other 69  Tertius (Tercias) Saint Tertius was the second bishop in succession (after the holy Disciple Sosipater) in Iconium, where he converted many pagans to Christ, and here he ended his life as a [...]

Orthodox Saints for 5th March

Follow this for the complete list of Orthodo Saints for 5th March   (III - 18)  Uncovering of the Precious Cross and the Precious Nails by the Empress St Helena in Jerusalem (326)[1][6][7][8] Finding the True Cross According to the 1955 Roman Catholic Marian Missal: St. Helen, the first Christian Empress, went to Jerusalem to search for the True [...]

Orthodox Saints for 25 feb 2018

25  FEBRUARY  (III - 10  {LeapYear III - 9})          Sainted Tarasias, Patriarch of Constantinople (+ 806). PriestMartyr Reginus, Bishop of Scopelum (+ c. 355).  Martyr Anthony.  Blessed Theodore, Fool-for-Christ.  Monk Paphnutios Kephalas.  Saint Eugene.               Sainted Tarasias, Patriarch of Constantinople, came of illustrious lineage. He was born and raised in Constantinople, where he [...]

Orthodox feasts

St. Matthew the Evangelist, 13th century, from the Monastery of Gregoriou "As the prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received, as the Teachers have dogmatised, as the Universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed, as falsehood has been dissolved, as Wisdom has presented, as Christ awarded, [...]