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327- Empress Helena, the nearly 80-year-old mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, begins an extraordinary tour to the eastern Mediterranean. It is the first time that a female member of the imperial family has made such a journey without a husband or son, & the first time an imperial woman has made a pilgrimage for personal religious reasons, although the tour may also be a political distraction from Constantine's recent murder of his heir & wife. For her part, Helena founds many…

In the ancient Tradition of the Orthodox Church, Holy Mystery of Communion is carried out through the mediums of wine and leavened bread. The bread is specially baked for the purpose of communion, and it is called "Prosphora" (meaning "that which is offered" in Greek.) This site is devoted to the baking and use of Prosphora, the Holy Bread of the ancient Orthodox Christian Tradition. We hope you will find this site both informative and useful. Our intention is both to educate people on the…

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Irene of Athens Irene Sarantapechaina, also known as Irene of Athens, was the first and only woman emperor of the Byzantine Empire. She just also happened to be an orphan.

March 20 Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, the most popular saint of preconquest Anglo-Saxon church born 625 in Northumbria. He was appointed abbot of the monastery and durng the time of the plague impressed many with his sacrifice to visit and bring comfort. He was interested in both the ways of man and beast.

Saint Daniel the Stylite (c. 409 – 493) was born in Maratha near Samosata, in today what is now a region of Turkey. He entered a monastery at the age of twelve lived there until he was thirty-eight. During a voyage he made with his abbot to Antioch, he passed by Tellnesin and received the benediction of St. Simeon Stylites. he visited holy places, stayed in convents, retired in 451 to the ruins of a pagan temple. He established his pillar four miles north of Constantinople.