Sts. Florus and Laurus are considered the patrons of horses in Russia.
Saint Symeon of Thessaloniki and Saint Nikodemos the Hagiorite
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.
a book by Father Andrew Louth a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church Durham, England
Parishioners often ask how one should set up a home prayer corner. An article by Serge Alexeev
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.
by St Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica
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.
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.
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.
taken from the book St. Cosmas of Aitolos written by Dr. Constantine Cavarnos
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
Rejoice, O Bogolep, divinely wise child, thou didst appear on a white horse, showing youth an example of purity
Pilgrims from across the world traveled to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the canonization of St. Herman of Alaska
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
The holy, glorious and right-victorious Greatmartyr Panteleimon the Unmercenary Healer was martyred under the reign of Emperor Maximian (ca. 305 A.D.)
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
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
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)
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.
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 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.