Celtic-St Brieuc 17 December 2016

St Brieuc (Brioch, Briach, Sant Brieg in Breton), born in British Cornwall, he came to Paris where he was ordained priest by St Germanus (not St Germanus of Auxerre) in the year 549. The year after, he returned back to his country, converted his father, built churches and monasteries, erected Crosses and worked miracles. On [...]

Orthodox-Commemoration of the Holy Protomartyrs of China, – (11th June)24th November 2016

Image Source: Martyrs of China – Saints Resource MONTH OF JUNE THE 11TH DAY Commemoration of the Holy Protomartyrs of China, Slain during the Boxer Rebellion AT LITTLE VESPERS On “Lord, I have cried…”, 4 stichera, in Tone I: Spec. Mel.: “Joy of the ranks of heaven…”— From Christ, the Judge of the contest, have [...]

Celtic saint of the day 4th April

St. Tigernach of Clogher, Bishop (Tigernake, Tierney, Tierry, Terry) 4 April Life: Died 549. Abbot Saint Tigernach of Cluanois (Clones) Abbey in Monaghan succeeded Saint Macartan (f.d. March 26) as bishop of Clogher, Ireland. While the details of his life are unreliable because they were written from tradition centuries after his death, he is said [...]

Celtic saint of the day 1st February

Life Collect of the Day: St. Brigid, Abbess, 523Everliving God, we rejoice today in the fellowship of your blessed servant Brigid, and we give you thanks for her life of devoted service. Inspire us with life and light, and give us perseverance to serve you all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with [...]

Saint of the Day 13th January 2016

Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367 Our Holy Father Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers (369)"The holy Hierarch Hilary was born of pagan parents in Gaul, and was trained in philosophy and rhetoric. At a time when paganism was still strong in Gaul, Saint Hilary understood the falsehood of polytheism, and became a Christian, ad a great defender [...]

The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus

Occurring on the Octave day of Christmas and celebrated in:- 1 Eastern Orthodox Church 2 Catholic Church 3 Anglican communion 4 Lutheran Church Here is a record coming to us from the Russian Orthodox Tradition: The Circumcision (Obrezanie) of the Lord: Commemorated on January 1       The Circumcision (Obrezanie) of the Lord: On the eighth day [...]

Saint of the Day 12th November

St. Josaphat Kuncevyc Martyr, born in the little town of Volodymyr in Lithuania (Volyn) in 1580 or — according to some writers — 1584; died at Vitebsk, Russia, 12 November, 1623. The saint's birth occurred in a gloomy period for the Ruthenian Church. Even as early as the beginning of the sixteenth century the Florentine [...]

August 22nd Celtic Saints of the Day

  St Andrew of Ireand HE was a Scottish or Irish gentleman, who in his youth attended St. Donatus his countryman into Tuscany, that they might serve God unknown in holy retirement. St. Donatus was chosen bishop of Fiesoli in Tuscany; and he ordained St. Andrew deacon; in which ministry he served that church in [...]