August 8, 2017

Metropolitan Philaret (Drozdov) of Moscow [+1867] on Prayer for the Departed

There are some ‘Christians’ who deprive themselves of the consolation of prayers for the dead. And who are they? Without doubt those who, knowingly, or in […]
February 4, 2017

Feast of the Holy Apostle Timothy, January 22 (OS) / February 4 (NS)

From the Prologue of Ochrid: Timothy was one of the Seventy Apostles. He was born in Lystra in Lycaonia of a Greek father and a Jewish […]
February 4, 2017

Feast of St. Vincent of Saragossa, Martyr and Deacon (+304AD), January 22 (OS) / February 4 (NS)

St. Vincent was Deacon in Saragossa, in  what is today modern day Spain. He suffered martyrdom during the last of the great Roman state persecutions under […]
February 3, 2017

Feast of the Holy Virgin-Martyr Agnes of Old Rome [+304], January 21 (OS) / February 3 (NS)

St. Agnes suffered martyrdom in the year of Our Lord 304. This was during the period of the last great Roman state persecutions of the Orthodox […]
February 3, 2017

Feast of St. Maximus the Confessor, January 21 (OS) / February 3 (NS)

From the Prologue of Ochrid: “Maximus was a Constantinopolian by birth and, at first, a high-ranking courtier at the court of Emperor Heraclius and, after that, […]