The Dormition of the Theotokos 15 August 2017

Troparion of the Dormition of the Theotokos In giving birth you preserved your virginity; In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, And by your prayers you deliver our souls from death! The feast of the Dormition or Falling-asleep of the Theotokos is [...]

Feast of the Assumption 15 August 2017

The Feast of the Assumption The commemoration of the death of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Dormition, or falling asleep, as it was known in the East) is known as the Assumption because of the tradition that her body did not decay but that she was raised up, body and soul, into heaven. This tradition [...]

Saint John Damascene 4 December 2016

Saint of the day 4th December Saint John Damascene Saint John Damascene was born in Damascus, but spent most of his life in a monastery near Jerusalem. Little is known about his life, but he is known as the last of the Church Fathers from the Eastern Church. He was a poet and author. Franciscan Media [...]

Celtic-Saint Sadwen, Hermit of Wales 29 November 2016

 November 29 is the Commemoration of Saint Sadwen, Hermit of Wales Saint Sadwen, also known as Sadwrn Farchog of Llansadwrn, was a sixth century hermit, the brother of Saint Illtyd, and a disciple of Saint Cadfan.. Several Welsh churches are dedicated to him. Troparion (tone 8): The remoteness of the Welsh mountains was thy desert, [...]

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed – Franciscan Media

Post by Fr. Don Miller, OFM Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed Saint of the Day for November 2 The Story of the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed The theological underpinning of the feast is the acknowledgment of human frailty. Since few people achieve perfection in this life but, rather, go to the grave [...]