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Hieromartyrs Sixtus the Bishop of Rome and Lawrence the Archdeacon

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Hieromartyrs Sixtus the Bishop of Rome and Lawrence the Archdeacon

The Martyrs Archdeacon Laurence, Pope Sixtus, Deacons Felicissimus and Agapitus, the Soldier Romanus were citizens of Rome, and suffered in the year 258 under the emperor Valerian (253-259). Holy Pope Sixtus, born at Athens, received a fine education, preached in Spain and was made bishop in Rome following the martyr’s death of Holy Pope Stephen […]

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Hieromartyr Alexander, Bishop of Comana

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Hieromartyr Alexander, Bishop of Comana

As a simple charcoal-burner, Alexander lived in the town of Comana near Neo-Caesarea. When the bishop of Comana died, St. Gregory the miracle-worker and Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (November 17) was then called to preside at a council to elect a new bishop. Both clergy and laymen alike were present at the council. However, the electors […]

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Abba Dorotheos of Palestine (Gaza)

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Abba Dorotheos of Palestine (Gaza)

The Holy Abba Dorotheus was a disciple of St John the Prophet in the Palestinian monastery of Abba Seridus in the sixth century. In his youth he had zealously studied secular science. “When I sought worldly knowledge,” wrote the abba, “it was very difficult at first. When I would come to take a book, I […]

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Holy Martyr Andrew, the Commander and his 2,593 Fellow Martyred Soldiers

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Holy Martyr Andrew, the Commander and his 2,593 Fellow Martyred Soldiers

Andrew was an officer, a tribune, in the Roman army during the reign of Emperor Maximian. He was a Syrian by birth and served in Syria. When the Persians menaced the Roman Empire with there military, Andrew was entrusted with the army to battle against the enemy. During this occasion, Andrew was promoted as a […]

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The Holy Prophet Samuel

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The Holy Prophet Samuel

Samuel was the fifteenth and last judge of Israel. He lived eleven hundred years before Christ. Samuel was born of the tribe of Levi of the parents Elkanah and Hannah in a place called Ramatha or Arimathea where the noble Joseph was born [Joseph of Arimathea]. The barren Hannah besought Samuel from God through weeping […]

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The Holy Apostle Thaddaeus

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The Holy Apostle Thaddaeus

Thaddaeus was one of the Seventy Apostles but not the Thaddaeus who was one of the Twelve Apostles. St. Thaddaeus first saw and heard John the Baptist and received baptism from him and after that he saw the Lord Jesus and followed Him. The Lord numbered him among the seventy lesser apostles whom He sent […]

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The Holy Martyr Bassa and Her Children: Theognius, Agapius and Pistus

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The Holy Martyr Bassa and Her Children: Theognius, Agapius and Pistus

Bassa was the wife of an idolatrous pagan priest but also was secretly a Christian. She educated her sons in the spirit of Christianity. Her husband hated her because of her faith and handed her, along with her, sons, over to the judge for torturing. After harsh tortures, her sons were beheaded (thought to be […]

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The Holy Martyr Eulalia

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The Holy Martyr Eulalia

During the time of a terrible persecution against Christians in Spain, there lived a virgin Eulalia, born of Christian parents in the town of Barcelona. Completely dedicated to Christ as her Bridegroom, completely immersed in Holy Scripture, Eulalia ceaselessly disciplined herself in voluntary mortification of the body and spirit. When the torturer Dacian who mercilessly […]

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The Holy Martyrs Agathonicus, Zoticus and Others With Them

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The Holy Martyrs Agathonicus, Zoticus and Others With Them

St. Agathonicus was a citizen of Nicomedia and a Christian by faith. With great zeal he converted the Hellenes from idolatry and instructed them in the true Faith. By order of Emperor Maximian, the emperor’s deputy cruelly persecuted the Christians. During the persecution, the deputy captured St. Zoticus in a place called Carpe, crucified his […]

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Saint Kosmas Aitolos, the New Hieromartyr and Equal to the Apostles

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Saint Kosmas Aitolos, the New Hieromartyr and Equal to the Apostles

The New Hieromartyr Cosmas, Equal of the Apostles, in the world Constas, was a native of Aitolia, Greece. He studied at first under the guidance of the archdeacon Ananias Dervisanos, and afterwards continued his education on Mount Athos, at the Vatopedi school renowned for teachers such as Nicholas Tzartzoulios (from Metsovo) and Eugenius Voulgaris (afterwards […]

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