Thursday, October 19, 2017

Holy Prophet Joel

Holy Prophet Joel (Feast Day - October 19)

Verses

On earth Joel was made known through tragic suffering,
From the earth he went to a place having power over suffering.
On the nineteenth Joel met his fate in the grave.

The Prophet Joel, whose name means "Yahweh is God," was of the tribe of Reuben, the son of Bathuel, and lived from 810 to 750 B.C. (but some say in the 7th century B.C.). His book is divided into three chapters, and is the second in order of the so-called minor prophets.

On the Occasion of the Glorification of Saint John of Kronstadt (St. John Maximovitch)


Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt
19 October/1 November

On the Occasion of his Glorification

By Saint John, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice!
A new God-pleaser is being glorified by the Church.

A new intercessor and mediator for sinful men has openly appeared in heaven. Not from the present day has he become a saint. From the day of his removal to the Kingdom of Heaven he entered into the choir of the saints, and with them he mediates for them that turn to him for help. With them he glorifies the Creator and delights in inexpressible joy. Already for a long time, even during his life, many have been venerating him as a God-pleaser. The miracles performed by him testified to this. But that was only the opinion of feeling of individual persons, and panichidas were performed for him, as for ordinary people. Now, though, the Church states:

Saints and Feasts of October 19


On the nineteenth Joel met his fate in the grave.

Holy Prophet Joel

Holy Prophet Joel

Joel, the Prophet of Pentecost

Holy Prophet Joel as a Model for our Lives

Prophets and Prophecy in the Church


Holy Martyr Varus and the Venerable Cleopatra

Holy Martyr Varus and the Devout Cleopatra (St. Dimitri of Rostov)

Holy Martyr Varus and the Devout Cleopatra (St. Nikolai Velimirovich)


Holy Six Venerable Martyrs with Saint Varus

Holy Martyr Varus and the Devout Cleopatra (St. Dimitri of Rostov)

Holy Martyr Varus and the Devout Cleopatra (St. Nikolai Velimirovich)


Holy Martyr Sadoth the Bishop and the One Hundred and Twenty With Him

Holy Martyr Sadoth and the 120 Martyrs with him


Saint Mnason of Cyprus, the Old Disciple

Saint Mnason of Cyprus, the Old Disciple


Venerable John the Wonderworker, Who Lived in Asceticism in Rila

The Life and Last Testament of St. John of Rila

The Relationship Between a Tsar Peter of Bulgaria and Sant John of Rila

The Hand of Saint John of Rila


Venerable Prochorus of Pechenga

Saint Prohor of Pcinja Monastery


Holy Tsarevich Demetrius of Moscow

Holy Tsarevich Demetrius of Moscow (+ 1591)


Saint John the Wonderworker of Kronstadt

Saint John of Kronstadt Resource Page


Holy Week of Saint Demetrios the Myrrhgusher (Oct. 19 - Oct. 26)

The Holy Week Services of St. Demetrios the Myrrhgusher

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"On the Personalities of Contemporary Charismatic Elders" (Metr. Athanasios of Limassol)



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Holy New Martyrs Gabriel and Kyrmidoles of Egypt (+ 1522)

Sts. Gabriel and Kyrmidoles of Egypt (Feast Day - October 18)

Verses

Both Kyrmidoles and Gabriel,
Contested together and were crowned together.

Gabriel and Kyrmidoles were born and raised in Egypt during the reigns of Sultan Selim I (1512-1520) and his son Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566). Both young men had wealthy and pious parents, and received a good education.

The two Christian brothers lived in Cairo next to a mosque, and were secretaries to some very high government officials. One day they were accused before Emir Haer Mek of Egypt by some neighbors, mostly out of envy, of being in the habit of throwing their garbage against the wall of the mosque next door to them. The Muslims considered this to be a great dishonor and insult to Islam.

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