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Saint Gerasimos at the Monastery of St. Gerasimos aka Deir Hajla, Jericho Israel

Saint Gerasimos at the Monastery of St. Gerasimos aka Deir Hajla, Jericho Israel

“St. Sabbas was a hermit, born at Mutalaska near Caesarea in Cappadocia, 439; died in his laura 5 December, 532. He entered a Basilian monastery aat the age of eight, came to Jerusalem in 456, lived five years in a cavern as a disciple of St. Euthymius, and, after spending some time in various monasteries, … … Continue reading →

“St. Sabbas was a hermit, born at Mutalaska near Caesarea in Cappadocia, 439; died in his laura 5 December, 532. He entered a Basilian monastery aat the age of eight, came to Jerusalem in 456, lived five years in a cavern as a disciple of St. Euthymius, and, after spending some time in various monasteries, … … Continue reading →

St. Theodotus of Ancyra: This Martyr contested in Ancyra during the reign of Diocletian (284-305), when Theotecnus was Proconsul. After the martyrdom of the virgin Tecusa and her seven companions (the virgins Alexandria, Claudia, Phaeina, Euphrasia, Matrona, Julia, and Theodota; they are celebrated on May 18), Saint Theodotus recovered their holy relics and buried them. For this, he was seized by Theotecnus, tormented, and beheaded

St. Theodotus of Ancyra: This Martyr contested in Ancyra during the reign of Diocletian (284-305), when Theotecnus was Proconsul. After the martyrdom of the virgin Tecusa and her seven companions (the virgins Alexandria, Claudia, Phaeina, Euphrasia, Matrona, Julia, and Theodota; they are celebrated on May 18), Saint Theodotus recovered their holy relics and buried them. For this, he was seized by Theotecnus, tormented, and beheaded

Neophytos the Martyr of Nicaea during his childhood, he took up his dwelling in a cave upon Mount Olympus at the age of 9 & lived there in asceticism and prayer. At 15, he presented himself to the local Governor  named Decius. Decius had him scourged, then laid out on a bed of fire. When he had been preserved by grace through these torments, he gave him up to wild beasts. But since the Saint remained unharmed, a certain pagan fell on him with a sword and slew him.

Neophytos the Martyr of Nicaea during his childhood, he took up his dwelling in a cave upon Mount Olympus at the age of 9 & lived there in asceticism and prayer. At 15, he presented himself to the local Governor named Decius. Decius had him scourged, then laid out on a bed of fire. When he had been preserved by grace through these torments, he gave him up to wild beasts. But since the Saint remained unharmed, a certain pagan fell on him with a sword and slew him.

Saint Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous is a saint honoured in both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions. He reportedly converted a pagan philosopher to Christianity by using a potsherd to illustrate how one single entity (a piece of pottery) could be composed of three unique entities (fire, water and clay); a metaphor for the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. As soon as Spyridon finished speaking, the shard is said to have miraculously burst into flame, water dripped on the ground…

Saint Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous is a saint honoured in both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions. He reportedly converted a pagan philosopher to Christianity by using a potsherd to illustrate how one single entity (a piece of pottery) could be composed of three unique entities (fire, water and clay); a metaphor for the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. As soon as Spyridon finished speaking, the shard is said to have miraculously burst into flame, water dripped on the ground…

In the 16th century, an ancient church was discovered on the Island of Rhodes. One of the icons looked freshly painted. It depicted Saint Phanourius and scenes from his martyrdom, mostly involving fire. At that time, 3 deacons were captured by Muslims. They prayed to the saint and their captors awoke blind and paralyzed. Releasing the deacons, and were healed. People pray to this saint to recover lost objects. They then bake sweetbread for the poor in memory of the saint’s mother. (Aug 27)

In the 16th century, an ancient church was discovered on the Island of Rhodes. One of the icons looked freshly painted. It depicted Saint Phanourius and scenes from his martyrdom, mostly involving fire. At that time, 3 deacons were captured by Muslims. They prayed to the saint and their captors awoke blind and paralyzed. Releasing the deacons, and were healed. People pray to this saint to recover lost objects. They then bake sweetbread for the poor in memory of the saint’s mother. (Aug 27)

Saint Nilus the Faster of Sinai, a native of Constantinople. He lived during the fifth century and was a disciple of St John Chrysostom. At Sinai, St Nilus wrote many soul-profiting works to guide Christians on the path of salvation. In one of his letters there is an angry denunciation of the emperor Arcadius, who had exiled St John Chrysostom. The ascetic works of the venerable Nilus are widely known: they are perfectly executed in form...

Saint Nilus the Faster of Sinai, a native of Constantinople. He lived during the fifth century and was a disciple of St John Chrysostom. At Sinai, St Nilus wrote many soul-profiting works to guide Christians on the path of salvation. In one of his letters there is an angry denunciation of the emperor Arcadius, who had exiled St John Chrysostom. The ascetic works of the venerable Nilus are widely known: they are perfectly executed in form...

Appearance of the Mother of God to St Sergius of Radonezh - Orthodox Church in America

Appearance of the Mother of God to St Sergius of Radonezh - Orthodox Church in America

New Hieromartyr Vladimir (Moschanskii) of Tver - Orthodox Church in America

New Hieromartyr Vladimir (Moschanskii) of Tver - Orthodox Church in America

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