Category: Saints

Holy Martyr Ia

    Ia was denounced by idolatrous priests and suffered for the Lord in Persia during the reign of Sapor II, in 363. According to

Saint Paphnoutius the Confessor

    Paphnutius was the Bishop of Taiski in the Egyptian Thebaid. He suffered greatly for the Orthodox Faith. The heretics gouged out one of

Saint Euphrosynus the Cook

    Euphrosynus was a simple man, but a man of God. He served as the cook in an Amorean monastery in the ninth century.

The Venerable Theodora of Alexandria

  Theodora was from Alexandria and the wife of a young man. Persuaded by a fortune-teller, she committed adultery with another man and immediately felt

Saint Pulcheria the Empress

  She was the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Arcadius(395-408), and core gent and adviser of her brother Theodosius the Younger (408-450). She vowed to

Saint Moses the Black of Skete

One of the more exciting of the early monks in the period of desert Christian monasticism was a Black African (Nubian) now honored as St.

Abba Poemen: Brief Life and Sayings

Saint Poemen’s feast day is August 27. He was from Egypt and although there are some difficulties determining his identity he most likely lived in