St. Thomas of Mt. Maleon (10th c.). St. Acacius, who is mentioned in The Ladder (6th c.).
St. Eudocia, in monasticism Euphrosyne, grand duchess of Moscow (1407). Martyrs Peregrinus, Lucian, Pompeius, Hesychius, Pappias, Saturninus, and Germanus, of Dyrrachium in Macedonia (2nd c.). Hieromartyr Evangelus, bishop of Tomis in Moesia (ca. 284-305). Martyr Cyriaca (Dominica, or Nedelja) of Nicomedia (305-311). Hieromartyr Epictetus, priest, and Monk-martyr Astion, at Halmyris in Scythia Minor (Romania) (290).
St. Pantaenus the Confessor, of Alexandria (203). St. Hedda, bishop of the West Saxons (705). St. Willibald, bishop of Eichstatt, Anglo-Saxon missionary to the Germans (781-787). St. Maelruain of Tallaght (Ireland) (787).
Repose of Archimandrite Paisius (Tanasijevic) of the St. Prochorus of Pchinja Monastery, Serbia (2003).
Having read the book, one becomes certain that the words from the Troparion for the Royal Passion-bearers, naming the family “the only home church of Christ”, are absolutely true. We will try to speak about this in our review.
Who of us, in dire, agonizing pain is capable of turning to the Lord, presenting Him a request, asking Him to show mercy and to manifest His power, and when the Lord says to us, in our hearts, “I shall come, I shall work this miracle for you”—who of us would have the courage to say, “No, Lord! Thy word is enough!...”
St. Paul gives us some of the characteristics of those who cultivate such death. He tells Titus to “avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, (meaning one who causes factions or division) after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.”
The learned Archbishop Theophan (Bystrov) of Poltava is well known as the confessor to the Royal Family of Tsar Nicholas II. This sermon was given in his exile in Bulgaria after the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.
Two earthy people who passed through all the sufferings of this world, weak and doubting, with heavy sins on their conscience, but who were able through tears and repentance to tear themselves out of the darkness and make of themselves sacred chalices of the mystical Liturgy of Christ.
The “Louis Quarter” is a staffed community residence for the disabled in Penza. We talked with Maria Lvova-Belova on how it managed to become a landmark of the city, which Louis it is named for, and how not to lose heart in seemingly hopeless situations.
As one of the oldest hierarchs of the Russian Church, who reportedly refused to nominate himself as a candidate for the Patriarchal Throne, Metropolitan Vladimir led the Ukrainian Orthodox Church for all those many, often painful years, from 1992 until his repose in 2014.
The fact that all future generations of monks easily overlooked his podvig is the clearest testimony to the fact that after his tonsure, Basil rejected all his wealth and honor and completely changed his way of life.
The mission of monks, not least the monks of Mt. Athos, is the following: We feel this obligation entrusted to us by the Church, that prayer and propitiation to the Lord should not stop in the world for a single moment.
There were two main Rabbinical schools of thought: the school of Hillel insisted that the phrase meant that the husband could divorce his wife for anything at all that displeased him; the stricter school of Shammai insisted that the phrase limited the reason for divorce to sexual misconduct of some sort.
Next, the angel saith that the prayer of Zacharias was heard, and then straightway promiseth that the wife of Zacharias should bear a child.We are not to understand that he had been praying for the birth of a son whilst he was offering the sacrifice according to the liturgy of that time, for we are told that he had given up hope of a son, and no one prayeth for that which he hath no hope of obtaining.