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Алексий Мечев Икона Божией Матери Прп. Кукша Одесский
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September 16
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September 29
18th Week after Pentecost. Saturday after the Exaltation of the Cross. Tone 8.
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Совершается служба на шестьGreatmartyr Euphemia the All-praised, of Chalcedon (304).

St. Sebastiana, disciple of Apostle Paul, martyred at Heraclea (86). Martyr Melitina of Marcianopolis (ca. 138-161). Martyrs Victor and Sosthenes, at Chalcedon (ca. 304). St. Dorotheus, hermit, of Egypt (4th c.). New Martyrs Isaac and Joseph, at Karnu, Georgia (808). Martyr Ludmilla, grandmother of St. Wenceslaus, prince of the Czechs (927). St. Procopius, abbot, of Sazava in Bohemia (1053). St. Cyprian, metropolitan of Kiev (1406).

Hieromartyr Cyprian, bishop of Carthage (258). St. Ninian, bishop of Whithorn (Candida Casa) (ca. 432). St. Edith, nun, of Wilton (984).


The Miracle of Saint Euphemia the All-Praised

The holy Patriarch Anatolius of Constantinople proposed that the Council submit the decision of the Church dispute to the Holy Spirit, through His undoubted bearer St Euphemia the All-Praised, whose wonderworking relics had been discovered during the Council’s discussions. The Orthodox hierarchs and their opponents wrote down their confessions of faith on separate scrolls and sealed them with their seals. They opened the tomb of the holy Great Martyr Euphemia and placed both scrolls upon her relics.

Saints Euphemia and Olga

St. John of Shanghai

St. Euphemia was tortured during the persecutions against Christians under Diocletian, and her death and suffering are commemorated on September 16/29. But today her memory is celebrated because of a miracle that happened during the Fourth Ecumenical Council. This council was supposed to decide who is right—those who believe that Christ was both God and man, the God-Man, or those who asserted that the divinity in Christ completely swallowed up His humanity, so that even His sufferings were only apparent.

Greatmartyr Euphemia the All-praised

The Miracle of Saint Euphemia the All-Praised: The holy Great Martyr Euphemia (September 16) suffered martyrdom in the city of Chalcedon in the year 304, during the time of the persecution against Christians by the emperor Diocletian (284-305). One and a half centuries later, at a time when the Christian Church had become victorious within the Roman Empire, God deigned that Euphemia the All-Praised should again be a witness and confessor of the purity of the Orthodox teaching.

Greatmartyr Euphemia the All-praised

The young maiden Euphemia was also among those praying there. Soon the hiding place of the Christians was discovered, and they were brought before Priscus to answer for themselves.

Venerable Edith of Wilton

Dmitry Lapa

St. Edith (also Editha, Eadgyth, Eadgith) was one of the most venerated female saints of England.