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 [...]

Lives of all saints commemorated on February 15 – Orthodox Church in America

Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy In prison Saint Onesimus served the Apostle Paul like a son. Saint Paul was personally acquainted with Philemon, and wrote him a letter filled with love, asking him to forgive the runaway slave and to accept him like a brother. He sent Saint Onesimus with this letter to his master, [...]

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 [...]

The Race of Life

St. Paul talks about the Christian life as a race, and encourages us to run so as to win. So it’s not just OK, it’s commanded to be competitive, to strive to excel. But true greatness consists in sharing in the sacrificial love of Christ, who comes to serve rather than to be served. That [...]