Procession of the Precious Wood of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord. Holy Seven Maccabees: Martyrs Abimus, Antonius, Gurias, Eleazar, Eusebonus, Alimus, and Marcellus, their mother Solomonia, and their teacher Eleazar (166 b.c.).
Nine Martyrs of Perge in Pamphylia: Leontius, Attius, Alexander, Cindeus, Minsitheus (Mnesitheus), Cyriacus, Mineon (Menaeus), Catanus, and Eucleus (3rd c.). Commemoration of the Baptism of Rus’ (988). St. Nicholas, Equal-to-the-Apostles, enlightener of Japan (1912).
New Hiero-confessor Alexander (Urodov), archimandrite, of Sanaxar and Seven Lakes Monasteries (1961).
St. Eusebius, bishop of Verceil (Italy) (ca. 371). Martyr Elessa of Cythera (375). Sts. Friardus of Vindumitta (573) and Secundellus, deacon (6th c.), of Gaul. St. Timothy the Wonderworker, bishop of Proconnesus (6th c.). St. Cennydd (Kenneth), monk, of Llangenydd (Wales) (6th. c.). St. Ethelwold, bishop of Winchester (984). Finding of the relics of Bishop Nestor (Zass) of the Aleutians and Alaska (1882).
Repose of Abbess Alexia of Nizhni-Novgorod (1940).
As far back as 1794, monks from Valaam Monastery came to Alaska, marking the beginning of the preaching of Orthodoxy in the New World. In 2020, the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in America is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. In his short overview, our expert has covered the glorious past of Orthodoxy in the USA, its troubled present and prospects for the future.
Both monastics and lay-people can learn many valuable and inspirational lessons from her life, which boil down to the following words: “How can you stay young until you are about 100 and pass into eternity in the same state?”
Knowing about the veneration and love that the Orthodox faithful around the world have for Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, we invite readers to get acquainted with several recollections of this bright man, written by Archimandrite Jovan (Radosavlević), a contemporary, companion, and co-struggler with the late Patriarch.
How did a Hebrew man, who was born about 3,000 years ago in the town of Tishbe of the historical Gilead region of ancient Israel, become a great prophet of God, and how was he deemed worthy of being lifted to heaven in a fiery chariot? Can we become like him?
When the baby was two months old, she had convulsions, and she stopped breathing. I tried CPR, but nothing helped. I pressed my baby to myself and suddenly remembered grandma’s icon. Tears fell onto the icon. Stammering and shaking, I asked the Theotokos to save and take pity upon my daughter.
The expression “sacred murder” is just not only in relation to the Sovereign Emperor Nicholas Alexandrovich, but first of all to Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, who in fact was the main contender for the Russian throne.
The patristic teaching on Creation does not fit comfortably with today’s efforts in liberal religious circles to synthesize secular accounts of evolution and “non-intelligent design” with “theistic evolution,” let alone a Deistic view.
“Our old babushka told me to run to you, at the church. She said to ask for help from God and for your prayers, Batiushka! Help, please, help, Batiushka! Please! You can! Can’t you? You’re a priest! God will listen to you! Who does He listen to if not you?! My Tanyushka! Little Egorushka!”