Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on Instagram Connect on YouTube

Saints

Saint Euphemia’s Conversation with Elder Paisios

Filed in Saints by on July 10, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2110
Saint Euphemia’s Conversation with Elder Paisios

Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr (Feast Day – September 16 and July 11). Elder Paisios directed the nuns of Saint John the Theologian Monastery in Souroti to depict St. Euphemia in this way (see icon above) as he saw her in his vision. Saint Euphemia was from Chalcedon and lived a life of virginity for […]

READ ON

Saint Euphemia and the 4th Ecumenical Council

Filed in Saints by on July 10, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1723
Saint Euphemia and the 4th Ecumenical Council

The amazing events following the life of a martyred woman of Christendom have led church historians to subordinate her life story to what was wrought by her spirit one and a half centuries later. The net result is that the revered Euphemia was cloaked in virtual anonymity until she gave her life for Christ in […]

READ ON

The Passion of the Holy Great-Martyr Euphemia the All-Praised

Filed in Saints by on July 10, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1803
The Passion of the Holy Great-Martyr Euphemia the All-Praised

  During the reign of the impious Diocletian, Chalcedon was governed by the proconsul Priscus, who was appointed to his position by the Emperor. Priscus, wishing to celebrate a feast in honor of the demon called Ares, sent a decree in the Emperor’s name to the cities and villages roundabout, commanding that all should gather […]

READ ON

Saint Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily

Filed in Saints by on July 9, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1432
Saint Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily

Saint Pancratios was perhaps the first Bishop of Taormina, Sicily. He suffered martyrdom there at an uncertain epoch. Tradition relates that he lived in apostolic times. A native of the vicinity of Antioch, he received holy baptism in Jerusalem at the same time as his father and mother. Upon his parents’ death, he abandoned his […]

READ ON

The Icon of Saint Sisoes the Great

Filed in Saints by on July 7, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1512
The Icon of Saint Sisoes the Great

Concerning the icon of St. Sisoes staring over the dead bones of Alexander the Great, we do not know for sure if this depicts a historical event. We do not have a historical account of what the icon describes until its depiction first starts appearing in monasteries in Greece following the Fall of Constantinople in […]

READ ON

Saint Sisoes the Great

Filed in Patristic Texts, Saints by on July 7, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2087
Saint Sisoes the Great

  St Sisoes the Great (+429 AD) was a solitary monk, pursuing asceticism in the Egyptian desert in a cave sanctified by the prayerful labours of his predecessor, St Anthony the Great (commemorated January 17). For his sixty years of labour in the desert, St Sisoes attained to sublime spiritual purity and he was granted […]

READ ON

Saint Athanasios the Athonite-Hard Working, Sociable and Progressive

Filed in Saints by on July 6, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1911
Saint Athanasios the Athonite-Hard Working, Sociable and Progressive

According to his biography, St. Athanasios hailed from the east, from Trebizond. After finishing his education as a teacher of literature, while still very young, he was touched by Divine Grace. He forsook the world and espoused monasticism under the guidance of his uncle (St. Michael Maleinos). It is said that when the young generals, […]

READ ON

Saint Kyriaki the Great Martyr

Filed in Saints by on July 6, 2012 0 Comments • views: 8442
Saint Kyriaki the Great Martyr

Saint Kyriaki was the daughter of Christian parents, Dorotheus and Eusebia. She was given her name because she was born on Sunday, the day of the Lord (in Greek, Kyriaki). Kyriaki was raised in a Christian enviornment and was highly respected, extremely educated, and philanthropic, but also very beautiful. Dorotheus and Eusevia were elderly and […]

READ ON

Saint Sampson the Hospitable, Founder of the Largest Free Clinic in the Roman Empire

Filed in Saints by on June 28, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1990
Saint Sampson the Hospitable, Founder of the Largest Free Clinic in the Roman Empire

Saint Sampson the Hospitable was the son of rich and illustrious Roman parents. In his youth he received an excellent education, he studied the medical arts, and doctored the sick without charge. After the death of his parents St Sampson generously distributed alms and set his slaves free, preparing himself to go into the wilderness. […]

READ ON

The Incorrupt Right Hand of Saint John the Baptist

Filed in Saint John the Baptist by on June 23, 2012 0 Comments • views: 2120
The Incorrupt Right Hand of Saint John the Baptist

The body of Saint John the Baptist was buried in the Samaritan city of Sebaste. The holy Evangelist Luke, who went preaching Christ in various cities and towns, came to Sebaste, where they gave him the right hand of the holy Prophet John, the very hand with which he had baptized the Savior. The Evangelist […]

READ ON

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Filed in Saint John the Baptist by on June 23, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1732
The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Six months before his appearance in Nazareth to the All-holy Virgin Mary, the great archangel of God, Gabriel appeared to Zacharias the high priest in the Temple at Jerusalem. Before he announced the miraculous conception to the unwed Virgin Mary, the archangel announced the miraculous conception to the childless old woman Elizabeth. Zacharias did not […]

READ ON

Saint Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata

Filed in Saints by on June 23, 2012 0 Comments • views: 1486
Saint Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata

The Hieromartyr Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata, stood firmly for the Orthodox Confession of Faith proclaimed at the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea in the year 325. For this he underwent persecution by the Arians, being repeatedly deprived of his see and banished. The emperor Constantius (337-361), patron of the Arians, learned that St Eusebius kept […]

READ ON