Sts. John, Andrew, Heraclemon, and Theophilus, hermits, of Egypt (4th c.). St. Arsenius, founder of Konevits Monastery (1447). St. Onuphrius, founder of Malsk Monastery (Pskov) (1492). Sts. Onuphrius and Auxentius, monks, of Vologda (15th c.-16th c). St. Stephen of Komel, founder of Ozersk Monastery (Vologda) (1542). Sts. Jonah and Bassian, monks, of Pertoma (Solovki) (1561). First (1650) and second (1909) glorifications of St. Anna, princess of Kashin (Euphrosyne in monasticism). St. Onuphrius, founder of Katrom Monastery (Vologda) (16th c). Uncovering of the relics of St. John of Moscow, fool-for-Christ (1672).
Miracle-working icons of the Theotokos and St. Onuphrius at St. Onuphrius Monastery (Poland).
St. Amphianus, bishop and confessor, in Cilicia (ca. 310). St. Olympius, bishop and confessor, in Thrace (4th c.). St. Timothy the Hermit, of Egypt (4th c.). Virgin-martyr Cunera of Rhenen (Neth.) (451). St. Julian of the Dagouta Church in Constantinople. St. John the Soldier, of Egypt (6th c.-7th c.). St. John (Tornicus) of Mt. Athos and Georgia (998). Synaxis of the Saints of St. Onuphrius Monastery at Jablechna (Poland). St. Triphyllius, bishop of Leucosia [Nicosia] on Cyprus (370).
Repose of Elder Peter of Katounakia, Mt. Athos (1867), and Blessed Hermit Philaretus of Mt. Athos (1961).
Fr. Avraamy saw the generation of the Kiev Caves elders who had been called to monastic life before the Revolution and who preserved the living tradition of spiritual continuity from ancient times. He absorbed their spirit, their zeal for God, their strength of faith, simplicity and Christian love.
From the point of view of consistency within the Tradition through the ages, it's inconceivable that the Orthodox Church as a whole would ever endorse sodomy – or any other form of same-sex sexual activity – as an acceptable practice, as something consistent with the quest for holiness and purity in spirit, soul, and body which her members have always preached and endeavored to practice.
Over the past century a keen interest in this unique saint has developed among Orthodox, Catholics and Anglicans in East Anglia; more recently the prominent Suffolk historian Carol Twinch has thoroughly researched St. Walstan. Let us recall his Life.
In the wake of another cold-blooded school shooting, this time by a teenager who had been baptized in the Orthodox faith, rector of the Church of St. Jonah in Spring, Texas (ROCOR) Fr. John Whiteford talks about a sore them—how to keep ourselves going in the spiritual life and how to impart this to our children, against the growing tide of anti-Christian cultural norms.