Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Saints and Feasts of December


1 - Synaxarion of the Holy Prophet Nahum the Elkoshite

1 - Holy Prophet Nahum the Elkoshite

1 - Synaxarion of Saint Philaret the Merciful

1 - Life of Saint Philaret the Merciful

1 - Saint Philaret the Merciful

1 - Saint Philaret the Merciful as a Model for our Lives

1 - Synaxarion of Saint Ananias the Persian

1 - Synaxarion of Saint Anthony the New of Kion in Bithynia

1 - Saint Theoklitos, Archbishop of Lacedaemon

2 - Holy Prophet Habakkuk as a Model for our Lives

2 - Saint Myrope of Chios as a Model for our Lives

2 - Holy Martyr Habibus the Young of Edessa

2 - Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyva Resource Page

2 - Saint Athanasius "the Resurrected", Recluse of the Kiev Caves (+ 1176)

2 - Saint Joannicius of Devic (+ 1430)

2 - The Miraculous Icon of Panagia Gerontissa

2 - Four Holy Elders Who Reposed on December 2nd

3 - Holy Prophet Zephaniah

3 - Saint Theodoulos the Eparch of Constantinople and Stylite

3 - Saint Theodoulos the Fool for Christ of Cyprus

3 - Saint John the Hesychast and Sabbaite (+ 558)

3 - Holy Hieromartyr Theodore, Patriarch of Alexandria (+ 609)

3 - Holy New Martyr Angelis, the Physician of Argos (+ 1813)

4 - Saint Barbara Resource Page

4 - Saint John of Damascus Resource Page

4 - Saint Gennadius, Archbishop of Novgorod (+ 1505)

4 - Holy New Hieromartyr Seraphim, Archbishop of Phanarion and Neochorion (+ 1601)

5 - Saint Savvas the Sanctified Resource Page

5 - Holy Martyr Anastasios the Fuller at Salona of Dalmatia

5 - Holy Martyr Kosmas the Protos (+ 1280) and the Athonite Holy Martyrs of Karyes With Him

5 - The Tomb of Saint Kosmas the Protos

5 - Saint Philotheos of Karyes (+ 15th cent.)

5 - Saint Nektarios the Athonite (+ 1500)

6 - Saint Nicholas of Myra Resource Page

6 - Holy New Martyr Nicholas Karamanos of Smyrna (+ 1657)

6 - Feast of Saint Gregory (Peradze) in Warsaw

6 - The Holy Icon of Panagia "the Seafaring"

7 - Synaxarion of Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

7 - Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (St. Nikolai Velimirovich)

7 - Saint Ambrose of Milan as a Model for our Lives

7 - When Saint Ambrose Humbled Emperor Theodosius the Great

7 - Synaxarion of the Holy Martyr Athenadoros of Mesopotamia

7 - The Holy Martyrs of the North African Persecution by the Arian Vandals in 484

7 - Holy Abba Ammoun of Nitria, Father of Egyptian Monasticism

7 - Abba Ammoun of Nitria According to the Historians Socrates and Sozomen

7 - Synaxarion of Saint Paul the Obedient

7 - Saint Gerasimos of Euripos

7 - The Child-Martyr Philothea of Romania

8 - Saint Patapios of Thebes Resource Page

8 - Holy Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Kephas, Tychicus, Epaphroditus and Caesar of the Seventy

8 - Saint Sophronios, Archbishop of Cyprus

8 - Saint Parthenios of Chios (+ 1883)

9 - Saints Joachim and Anna Resource Page

9 - Holy Prophetess Hannah as a Model for our Lives

9 - The Prophetess Hannah and Noetic Prayer of the Heart

9 - The Song of Righteous Hannah

9 - Icon of the Mother of God "the Unexpected Joy"

10 - Saints Menas the Kallikelados, Hermogenes and Eugraphos

10 - Synaxarion of the Holy Martyr Gemellos of Many Contests

10 - Saint Athanasios, Bishop of Methoni

11 - Synaxarion of Saint Daniel the Stylite

11 - Saint Daniel the Stylite

11 - St. Daniel the Stylite and the Demon Haunted Church

11 - Saint Daniel the Stylite's Advice to Schismatics

11 - Synaxarion of Saint Luke the New Stylite of Chalcedon

11 - Holy Martyrs Akepseis and Aeithalas of Persia

11 - Saint Nikephoros Phokas, Emperor of the Romans

11 - Saint Leontios of Monemvasia (+ 1452)

11 - The Most Beneficial Tale of the Holy Martyr Meirax

11 - Saint Nikon the Dry of Kiev Caves Monastery

11 - Synaxis of All the Saints of Georgia

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers (Dec. 11-17) - Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers (Dec. 11-17) - Homily on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers (St. Gregory Palamas)

12 - Saint Spyridon Resource Page

12 - Holy Hieromartyr Alexander, Archbishop of Jerusalem

12 - Holy Martyr Synetus of Rome

12 - Holy New Martyr Peter the Aleut

12 - Serbian Church Proclaims Fr. Sebastian (Dabovich) and Bp. Mardarije (Uskokovic) Saints of the Church

13 - Holy Martyrs Eustratios, Auxentios, Eugenios, Mardarios and Orestes

13 - Two Miracles of the Holy Five Martyrs of Sebaste

13 - Saint Lucia of Syracuse

13 - Holy Abba Ares

13 - Saints Neophytos, Ignatios, Prokopios and Neilos, Founders of Machairas Monastery

13 - Saint Herman of Alaska Resource Page

14 - Holy Martyrs Thyrsos, Lefkios and Kallinikos of Bythinia

14 - Synaxarion of the Holy Martyrs Philemon, Apollonius, Arianus and his Four Bodygurds

15 - Synaxarion of the Holy Hieromartyr Eleutheoris and Saint Anthia his Mother

15 - Holy Hieromartyr Eleutherios of Illyricum and his mother Anthia

15 - The "Little" Metropolitan Church of St. Eleutherios in Athens

15 - The Fort of Intzedin and the Chapel of Saint Eleutherios in Crete

15 - Saint Susanna the Deaconess and Martyr

15 - Saint Pardos the Solitary of Palestine

15 - The Pharisaical Abbot: A Didactic Story From the Life of Saint Hilarion Troitsky

15 - St. Nikodemos Explains How We Came to Celebrate Christmas on December 25th

16 - Holy Prophet Haggai

16 - Holy Martyr Marinos of Rome

16 - Saint Marinos the Martyr as a Model for our Lives

16 - The Synaxarion and Prayer of Saint Modestos of Jerusalem

16 - Saint Modestos of Jerusalem as a Model for our Lives

16 - Synaxarion of the Holy Empress Theophano

16 - Saint Theophano the Empress

16 - The Feast of All Saints Was Inspired By An Empress

17 -
Prophet Daniel Resource Page


17 - Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos Resource Page

18 - Saint Sebastian the Martyr and His Companions

18 - The Orthodox Veneration of Saint Sebastian the Martyr

18 - Saints Zacchaeus the Deacon and Alphaeus the Reader

18 - Saint Daniel the Hesychast, Father of the Moldavian Hesychasts

18 - Synaxis of the Family of St. Gregory Palamas

Sunday Before the Nativity of Christ (Dec. 18-24) - The Sunday Before the Nativity of Christ

Sunday Before the Nativity of Christ (Dec. 18-24) - Honoring the Old Testament Athletes of our Faith

19 - Saints Boniface of Tarsus and Aglaia of Rome

19 - Saints Boniface and Aglaia as Models for our Lives

19 - Saints Ares, Probus and Elias the Martyrs

19 - Synaxarion of Saints Timothy and Polyeuktos the Martyrs

19 - Saint Gregentios, Bishop of Ethiopia (+ 552)

19 - Saint Elias (Ilya) Muromets of the Kiev Near Caves

19 - Holy Newly-Revealed Hieromartyr Vlasios of Akarnania

19 - Saint Vlasios of Akarnania Has Been Canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate

20 - Dec. 20: The Forefeast of the Nativity of the Lord

20 - Saint Ignatius of Antioch Resource Page

20 - Saint John of Kronstadt Resource Page

20 - Holy New Martyr John the Tailor of Thasos (+ 1652)

21 - Saint Themistocles the Martyr of Myra

21 - Saint Themistocles the Martyr as a Model for our Lives

21 - Holy Martyr Juliana and 630 Martyrs With Her

22 - Saint Anastasia the Pharmakolitria Resource Page

22 - Commemoration of the Door Opening, Illumination and Consecration of the Great Church of Hagia Sophia

23 - The Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete and the Discovery of their Relics in 1898

23 - Synaxarion of Saint Paul, Archbishop of Neocaesarea

23 - Synaxarion of Saint Nahum the Wonderworker and Enlightener of Bulgaria

23 - Sacrilege at the Monastery of St. Naum of Ochrid

23 - Saint Nephon, Bishop of Constantia

23 - Commemoration of the Door Opening, Illumination and Consecration of the Great Church of Hagia Sophia

24 - Saint Eugenia the Martyr as a Model for our Lives

24 - Sayings of Holy Abba Betimius

24 - Saint Antiochus Pandektos

24 - The Beneficial Tale of Saint Nicholas the Soldier

24 - Saint Ahmed the Calligrapher and the Antidoron

25 - Orthodox Christmas Resource Page

The Twelve Days of Christmas (December 26 - January 6) - Twelve Days of Christmas Resource Page

Sunday After Christmas - The Sunday After Christmas - Jesus Christ: The Eternal Victor

Sunday After Christmas - Synaxarion for Joseph the Betrothed, James the Brother of God and David the Prophet

Sunday After Christmas - Sunday After Christmas: Joseph the Betrothed, James the Adelphotheos and King David

Sunday After Christmas - The Sunday After the Nativity of Christ

Sunday After Christmas - A Homily on the Repentance of King David

Sunday After Christmas - A Homily on the Righteous Joseph

Sunday After Christmas - The Silence of Joseph

Sunday After Christmas - The Heretical Icon of the "Holy Family"

Sunday After Christmas - Holy Apostle James, the Brother of God

Sunday After Christmas - Saint James the Brother of God as a Model for our Lives

26 - Synaxarion for the Synaxis of the Theotokos and Her Flight Into Egypt With Christ

26 - The Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos

26 - The Institution of the Synaxis of the Theotokos

26 - Properly Honoring the Theotokos the Day After Christmas

26 - St. Proclus' Homily For December 26th

26 - Three Homilies of St. Nikolai Velimirovich on the Theotokos

26 - "The Year of our Lord" by Fr. George Florovsky

26 - Stories of the Post-Nativity Virginity of the Theotokos

26 - The Flight of the Holy Family Into Egypt

26 - Silent Movie: "The Flight Into Egypt" (1903)

26 - Jesus Christ as an Immigrant

26 - The Miraculous Palm Tree of Hermopolis, Egypt

26 - The Miracle at the Virgin Mary Church in Maadi, Egypt in 1976

26 - Rare Icon of the Virgin Mary and Christ in Egypt

26 - The Icon of the Panagia of Bethlehem and Her Appearance to a Muslim Man

26 - Panagia Alexiotissa In Patras, Greece

26 - Manger Scene at Panagia Alexiotissa in Patras, Greece

26 - Synaxarion of Saint Constantine the Jew

26 - Holy New Hieromartyr Constantios the Russian (+ 1743)

27 -
Saint Stephen the Protomartyr Resource Page


27 - Saint Theodore the Graptos, Who Was Branded With Twelve Iambic Verses

27 - Holy Martyrs Maurice, His Son Photinos and the Seventy Soldiers With Them

28 - Synaxarion of the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

28 - The 20,000 Holy Martyrs of Nicomedia

28 - Synaxarion of the Holy Martyr Domna

28 - Saint Domna as a Model for our Lives

28 - Saint Simon the Myrrhgusher, Founder of Simonopetra Monastery

28 - The Cave of Saint Simon the Myrrhgusher (photos)

28 - An Old Seal of Simonopetra Monastery

28 - Saints Mark the Grave-Digger and Theophilus the Weeper

28 - Saint Nephon the New Cenobiarch (1736-1809)

29 - Holy Innocents Resource Page

29 - Saint Markellos of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones

29 - Life and Sayings of Holy Abba Benjamin of Nitria

29 - All Christians Who Died From Starvation, Thirst, Cold and the Sword Commemorated Today

30 - Synaxarion of Saint Anysia of Thessaloniki

30 - Saint Anysia the Virgin-Martyr of Thessaloniki

30 - Saint Theodora of Caesarea

31 - Saint Melania the Roman (the Younger)

31 - Saint Melania the Younger of Rome

31 - Synaxarion of the Holy Martyr Zotikos the Feeder of Orphans

31 - Saint Zotikos the Feeder of Orphans as a Model for our Lives

31 - 6 Sayings of the Holy Abba Gelasios

31 - Saint Theophylact of Ochrid

31 - Saint George the Wonderworker, the so-called Macheromenos

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