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 [...]

Martyr Saint Januarius 19 september 2018

MASS READINGS September 19, 2018 (Readings on USCCB website) COLLECT PRAYER O God, who grant us to venerate the memory of the Martyr Saint Januarius, give us, we pray, the joy of his company in blessed happiness for all eternity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints 20 July 2017

 20 July 2017 St. Arilda of Gloucester Date unknown. Saint Arilda, Gloucestershire virgin, died in defence of her chastity. The church at Oldbury-on-the-Hill is dedicated to her (Benedictines). Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate. (1947). The Book of Saints: A Dictionary of Servants of God Canonized by the Catholic Church Extracted from the Roman and Other [...]

Saint Lucy-13 December 2016

A simple story Saint Lucy a brave young virgin martyred for standing strong in her faith. Saint Lucy was born into a rich noble Roman family. At a very young age she lost her father who was a Christian. Lucy was left behind with a huge dowry. Lucy’s mother wanted Lucy to marry a rich [...]

Celtic saint of the day 17th July

St. Kenelm, King of Mercia, Martyr at Gloucester (Cynehelm) Died c. 812-821. July 17 Kenelm (Cynehelm), King M (AC) Died c. 812-821. According to a popular legend of the Middle Ages, Kenelm was seven when his father, King Kenulf (Coenwulf) of Mercia, died, and he succeeded to the throne. His sister Quendreda (Cynefrith or Quoenthryth) bribed [...]

Saint of the day 7th July

Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions Lived: (1804-1860) | Feast Day: Monday, July 11, 2016 Not much is known of the early life of Emmanuel Ruiz, but details of his heroic death in defense of the faith have come down to us.Born of humble parents in Santander, Spain, he became a Franciscan priest and served as [...]

Celtic Saint of the Day 6th July

St. Noyala of Brittany, Virgin Martyr (Noyale, Noaluen, Newlina)   Noaluen and her maid-servant attempted to escape. But the tyrant found them again near the chapel of B�zo, [in Bignan about 30 km south of Noyal-Pontivy]. Again, he tried to conquer Noyale’s resistance. To make her afraid of him, he made the blade of the [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints – 17 June

St. Nectan of Hartland, Martyr (Nighton) 6th century. The Welsh saint Nectan has always been venerated as a martyr killed by robbers, although we have no details about his life. He is the patron of Hartland, Devonshire, which is near the site of his hermitage. The fullest surviving vita dates only to the 12th century [...]

Saint of the day 7th June

The Servant of God Joseph Perez   Martyr, First Order   "The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church," said Tertullian in the third century. Joseph Perez carried on that tradition. Joseph was born in Coroneo, México, and joined the Franciscans when he was 17. Because of Mexico’s civil unrest at that time [...]

Saint of the day 30th May

St. Joan of Arc   Lived: (1412-1431) | Feast Day: Monday, May 30, 2016 Burned at the stake as a heretic after a politically-motivated trial, Joan was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. Born of a fairly well-to-do peasant couple in Domremy-Greux (southeast of Paris), Joan was only 12 when she experienced a vision [...]