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 [...]

Saturday 22 December

St. Chaeromon Bishop of Nilopolis in Egypt. When the persecution was instigated by Empora Trajanus Desius , Chaermon was quite elderly when. He and several companions fled into the Arabian desert and were never seen again. The bishop and his companions are listed as martyrs. Died 250. http://catholicsaints.info/saint-chaeremon-of-nilopolis/ http://catholicsaints.info/saint-chaeremon-of-nilopolis/ Saint Chaeremon of Nilopolis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 June 2018. Web. 21 December [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem 29 October-7 August

  Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem   Bishop of Jerusalem and Confessor  Born c. AD 99 Died c. AD 216 (aged 117) Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem), Syria Palaestina Venerated inRoman Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church of Arodon Canonized (Pre-Congregation) Pre-Congregation Contents ( for pre-Congregation)    1History 2Current process 2.1Assessing miracles 3Pre-Congregation 3.1Martyrs 3.2Confessors 3.3Authority to canonize 4Partial list of pending cases 4.1Blesseds [...]

Saint John the Dwarf 17 October 2018

Saint John the Dwarf Mosaic in Hosios Loukas Born c. 339 Thebes, Egypt[1] Died c. 405 Mount Colzim, Egypt Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Churches, Oriental Orthodox Churches Feast October 17 = Paopi 20, November 9 (Eastern Orthodox Church) Attributes Short Monk watering a stick Saint John the Dwarf (Greek: Ιωάννης Κολοβός; Arabic: ابو يحنّس القصير (Abū) Yuḥannis al-Qaṣīr c. 339 – c. 405), also [...]