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The Holy Martyr Nikiforos and the Priest Saprikios

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The Holy Martyr Nikiforos and the Priest Saprikios

A very instructive narrative on forgiveness from the life of Saint Nikiforos the Martyr.






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Daily Readings and Saint Feast Days in February 2017

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Daily Readings and Saint Feast Days in February 2017

Daily Readings and Saint Feast Days in February 2017






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Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

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Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

He made the sign of the cross and, having commended his soul to God, departed this life in peace, and was received into the choir of those bold athletes of devotion to the Lord.






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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961)

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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961)

If you ever find yourself on the Holy Mountain or in other old churches, you will notice that many of them are painted red.






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Saint Gelasius the Mime

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Saint Gelasius the Mime

Gelasius (also known as Genesius) was in name and in life gelasius.






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Saint Cyril of Alexandria and the Third Ecumenical Council

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Saint Cyril of Alexandria and the Third Ecumenical Council

The reason behind the celebration of the holy memory of Saint Cyril on January 18 is his journey from Alexandria to Ephesus for the convention of the Third Ecumenical Council.






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Hieromartyr Apollinaris the Bishop of Ravenna

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Hieromartyr Apollinaris the Bishop of Ravenna

St Apollinaris was a disciple of the Apostle Peter, whom he followed from Antioch to Rome sometime during the reign of the Roman emperor Claudius (41-54).






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Saint Nikodemos of Mount Athos

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Saint Nikodemos of Mount Athos

Saint Nikodemos the Haghiorite is an offspring of the island of Naxos in the Cyclades Islands. While young, he studied Greek letters in Smyrne under Ierotheos the Teacher.






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Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

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Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

St Polycarp was one of the most illustrious of the apostolic fathers, who, being the immediate disciples of the apostles, received instructions from their mouths, and inherited of them the spirit of Christ in a degree so much the more eminent as they lived nearer the fountain head.






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Saint Anthony the Great (January 17)

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Saint Anthony the Great (January 17)

Concerning Antony of Egypt we have more knowledge than of any other saint of this early period, thanks to the biography written by his friend, St. Athanasius. Antony was born in 251 at Coma, a village near Great Heracleopolis in Middle Egypt.






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December 4: Saint John of Damascus, Father and Teacher of the Church

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December 4: Saint John of Damascus, Father and Teacher of the Church

Saint John was born in Damascus about the year 675, the son of wealthy and pious parents, of the family of Mansur.






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December 4: The Great Martyr Barbara

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December 4: The Great Martyr Barbara

Saint Barbara was killed by the hand of her own father. He cut off her head because he was a pagan and she could not allow herself to follow those errors.






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