Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Saint Nilus the Younger of Calabria (+ 1002)

St. Nilus of Calabria (Feast Day - September 26)

By William Palmer

St. Nilus was born in Calabria, of Greek parentage, in the tenth century. His natural abilities were carefully cultivated by study in his youth. He read holy Scripture continually, and delighted in the lives of the fathers: but when he was in the flower of his youth he fell into sins, from which he was after a time delivered by the grace of God operating on his conscience during his recovery from a violent fever. He then resolved to devote himself wholly to the worship and service of God, and to all the exercises of the religious life; and with this mind he entered a monastery in Calabria, where he was joyfully received; but wishing for more quiet than he found there, he retired to a cavern near at hand, where he spent his days between prayer, copying psalters and other religious books, singing the psalms, and studying holy Scripture and the fathers. In the evening he left his cell to walk abroad and refresh himself, and meditate on some passages of the fathers, without ever forgetting God, whom he contemplated in all the works of creation. After sunset he took his frugal meal, and in the night he slept but for a short time, and then recited the psalms till daylight. His fasts were frequent and long.

Saints and Feasts of September 26


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Venerable John the Cave-Dweller, Who Lived in Asceticism in Sia of Cyprus

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Saint Nilus the Younger of Calabria

Saint Nilus the Younger of Calabria (+ 1002)


Translation of the Honorable Head of the First-Called Apostle Andrew

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Synaxarion of Saint Euphrosyne, Daughter of Saint Paphnutios of Egypt

St. Euphrosyne of Alexandria (Feast Day - September 25)

Verses

To Euphrosyne.
In a manly way you hid your femininity Euphrosyne,
And secretly you beheld the Master who sees.
On the twenty-fifth Euphrosyne submitted to death.

To Paphnutios.
Abating the flesh Paphnutios,
Lived in the Spirit, and is seen as a great light.

Saint Sergius the Wonderworker, Abbot of Radonezh (+ 1392)

St. Sergius of Radonezh (Feast Day - September 25)

Saint Sergius of Radonezh was born in the village of Varnitsa, near Rostov, on May 3, 1314. His parents were the pious and illustrious nobles Cyril and Maria (September 28). The Lord chose him while still in his mother’s womb. In the Life of Saint Sergius it is reported that even before the birth of her son, Saint Maria and those praying heard the thrice-repeated cry of the infant at the Divine Liturgy: before the reading of the Holy Gospel, during the Cherubic hymn, and when the priest pronounced: “Holy Things are for the Holy.”

Saints and Feasts of September 25


On the twenty-fifth Euphrosyne submitted to death.

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Synaxarion of Saint Euphrosyne, Daughter of Saint Paphnutios of Egypt

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Venerable Paphnutios, Father of Venerable Euphrosyne

Synaxarion of Saint Euphrosyne, Daughter of Saint Paphnutios of Egypt

Saint Euphrosyne as a Model for our Lives


Holy Venerable Martyr Paphnutios of Jerusalem

Saint Paphnutios of Jerusalem as a Model for our Lives


Commemoration of the Great Earthquake and the Snatching Up of the Child in the Air

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The Miracle of the Trisagion ("Thrice-Holy Hymn")

Earthquakes in the Synaxarion of the Orthodox Church


Venerable Sergius the Wonderworker, Abbot of Radonezh

Saint Sergius the Wonderworker, Abbot of Radonezh (+ 1392)

The Appearance of the Most Holy Theotokos to St. Sergius of Radonezh

The Testimony of St. Sergius of Radonezh at the Council of Florence

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