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 [...]

Conversion of Saint Paul 25 Jan.28 Jan 2018

Old Calendar: Conversion of St. Paul St. Paul, named Saul at his circumcision, a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, was born at Tarsus, the capitol of Cilicia. He was a Roman citizen. He was brought up as a strict Jew, and later became a violent persecutor of the Christians. While on his way to [...]

St Stephen 26 December 2017

Deacon and Protomartyr Born A.D. 5 Died A.D. 34 Jerusalem, Judaea, Roman Empire Venerated in Roman Catholic Church Eastern Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church Oriental Orthodox Church Assyrian Church of the East Armenian Apostolic Church Eastern Catholic Churches Lutheranism Anglican CommunionFeast  26 December (Western) 27 December (Eastern) 9 January (Eastern Orthodox Churches) 25 December/7 January (Armenian Apostolic and [...]

Sts Peter and Paul 29 June 2017

Sts Peter and Paul 29 June 2017 On June 29 the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter & Paul. As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the solemnities of both Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the same day. Together, the two saints are [...]

Celtic-St.Cinnia-1 February 2o17

 Image:  Abbey of St. Peter + Paul, Clones. There has been an abbey on this site since the 6th century, when St. Tighernach founded the first abbey. This abbey architecturally dates from the 11th-12th centuries. The ruins are a National Monument.  St Cinnia  was   St Tigernach of Clones' Maternal AuntSt. Cinnia - Memorial 1 February [...]