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The Martyrs Florus and Laurus - 08/31/12

Sts. Florus and Laurus are considered the patrons of horses in Russia.

The Use of Candles in the Orthodox Church - 08/30/12

Saint Symeon of Thessaloniki and Saint Nikodemos the Hagiorite

A Homily on the Dormition - 08/28/12

of Our Supremely Pure Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

by St. Gregory Palamas

A Strange Scene in the Icon of the Dormition - 08/28/12

By John Sanidopoulos 

In many icons of the Dormition of the Theotokos, one can see a strange scene near the bottom: an angel invisibly cuts off the two hands of a certain man.

The Prophet Micah - 08/27/12

The sixth of the Twelve Minor Prophets, was descended from the Tribe of Judah.
To him belongs a prophecy about the birth of the Savior of the world.

St Maximus the Confessor - 08/25/12

In his early life, Maximus was a civil servant, and an aide to the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius. However, he gave up this life in the political sphere to enter into the monastic life.

Maximus the Confessor - 08/25/12

a book by Father Andrew Louth a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church Durham, England

How To Set Up a Home Prayer Corner - 08/24/12

Parishioners often ask how one should set up a home prayer corner. An article by Serge Alexeev

New Martyrs and Confessors of Solovki - 08/23/12

Founded in the 15th century, Solovki Monastery was one of Russia's most famous and holy monasteries, and a major pilgrimage destination. In the 20th century it was used as a brutal Soviet prison camp at which over a million prisoners died.

The Holy Apostle Matthias - 08/21/12

"The Church of Christ Shall Not Be Impoverished"
Sermon on the feast day of Apostle Matthias by St. John Maximovitch
9 August, 1940, Shanghai

The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ - 08/19/12

by St Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica

Saint Oswald, King and Martyr of Northumbria - 08/18/12

On approaching the battle Oswald set up the sign of the holy cross and on bended knees besought God to send heavenly aid to His worshippers in the hour of their need.

The Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus - 08/17/12

Wherefore after many years once again they all rose up, burying all unbelief of malicious revilers. Ye faithful, let us laud the seven youths with hymns of praise on this day, while extolling Christ.

St. Cosmas of Aetolia - 08/16/12

By teaching the Divine Faith, thou hast richly adorned the Church and become a zealous emulator of the Apostles; for having been lifted up by the wings of divine love, that hast spread far and wide the message of the Gospel. O glorious Cosmas, entreat God that He grants us His great mercy.

Writtings Of Saint Cosmas Of Aitolos - 08/16/12

taken from the book St. Cosmas of Aitolos written by Dr. Constantine Cavarnos

The Dormition Fast - 08/11/12

The Dormition fast was established as preceding the great feasts of the Transfiguration of the Lord and of the Dormition of the Mother of God

Saint Bogolep: Child Schema-monk of Cherny Yar - 08/10/12

Rejoice, O Bogolep, divinely wise child, thou didst appear on a white horse, showing youth an example of purity

Pilgrims Celebrate St. Herman on Spruce Island - 08/10/12

Pilgrims from across the world traveled to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the canonization of St. Herman of Alaska

The Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon - 08/09/12

O Champion and Martyr of God,imitating the Merciful and bearing from Him the grace of healing,cure our spiritual ills by your prayers,and set free from the temptation of the eternal enemy

St. Panteleimon - 08/09/12

The holy, glorious and right-victorious Greatmartyr Panteleimon the Unmercenary Healer was martyred under the reign of Emperor Maximian (ca. 305 A.D.)

The Dormition of the Righteous Anna - 08/07/12

O Godly-minded Anna, thou didst give birth unto God's pure Mother who conceived Him Who is our Life. Wherefore, thou hast now passed with joy to thy heavenly rest, wherein is the abode of them that rejoice in glory

Repose of Archbishop John of Preshov - 08/07/12

On 3 August 2012, Archbishop John of Preshov reposed at the age of 75.  He was the most senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands & Slovakia

Passion-Bearers Boris and Gleb - 08/06/12

The holy Passion-bearers Boris and Gleb were the first Russian saints glorified by the Russian and Byzantine Churches. A service to them was composed soon after their death, and its author was St John I, Metropolitan of Kiev (1008-1035)

The Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God - 08/04/12

The Pochaev icon of the Mother of God is one of the most venerated by Orthodox Christians, especially in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and the Balkans

Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalen - 08/04/12

St. Mary Magdalen zealously fulfilled the first and greatest commandment: Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy mind and with all thy strength.

The Holy Prophet Ezekiel - 08/03/12

O divine Ezekiel, as God's true Prophet, thou foretoldest unto all the Incarnation of the Lord, the Lamb of God, the Artificer, the Son of God, the Eternal made manifest.

The Holy and Glorious Prophet Elijah the Tishbite - 08/01/12

The Holy Prophet Elijah is one of the greatest of the prophets. He was born in Tishba of Gilead into the Levite tribe 900 years before the Incarnation of the Word of God.

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