Sunday, January 4, 2015

Saints and Feasts of January


1-6 - Twelve Days of Christmas Resource Page

1 - The Dual Feast of St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ

1 - Saint Basil the Great Resource Page

1 - Synaxarion for the Circumcision of Christ

1 - On the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ

1 - Clarifications Concerning the Circumcision of Christ

1 - The Circumcision of Christ and His Humanity

1 - The Interpretation of an Icon of the Circumcision of Christ

1 - New Years Day and the Christian

1 - St. John Chrysostom: A Homily for the New Year (On the Kalends of January)

1 - A Pastoral Encyclical for the New Year

1 - The Life of Christ Within Us

1 - The Russian New Year Molieben

1 - How Russians Celebrated New Year Before Revolution

1 - St. Peter of Damascus: On Resolution

1 - "John the Blessed": A New Year's Eve Tale by Photios Kontoglou

2 - Pre-Festive Days of the Theophany

2 - The Forefeast of Holy Theophany (Day One)

2 - Saint Sylvester, Pope of Rome

2 - The Donation of Constantine

2 - Holy Hieromartyr Theagenes, Bishop of Parium

2 - Saint Mark the Deaf

2 - Saint Seraphim the Wonderworker of Sarov (+ 1833)

2 - Saint Seraphim of Sarov as a Model for our Lives

2 - Iconographic Depictions of the Life of St. Seraphim of Sarov

2 - Saint Seraphim and Russia

2 - Animation of St. Seraphim of Sarov

2 - The Healing Spring of Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Diveyevo

2 - The Holy Canal of the Theotokos at Diveyevo Monastery

2 - The Candle of St. Seraphim of Sarov

2 - A Handwritten Letter of St. Seraphim of Sarov

2 - Translation of the Holy Relics of Saint Seraphim of Sarov

2 - Film From 19 July 1903 of the Litany With Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov

2 - The Spirits of Diveyevo Nuns Photographed?

2 - Sarov: The Forbidden City

2 - The Annual Sweep of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem

3 - The Forefeast of Holy Theophany (Day Two)

3 - The Prophet Malachi as a Model for our Lives

3 - Saint Gordius the Martyr of Ceasarea

3 - Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint of Paris

3 - Saint Thomaïs of Lesvos, Patron Saint of Marriage

3 - Testimony from the Woman Who Was Operated on by St. Thomais in 2007

3 - Saint Ephraim of Nea Makri Resource Page

3 - Saint Ekvtime Taqaishvili of Georgia, the Man of God

4 - The Forefeast of Holy Theophany (Day Three)

4 - Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles of Christ

4 - Synaxis of the Holy Seventy Apostles (St. Dimitri of Rostov)

4 - Saints Zosimas the Hermit and Athanasios the Notary of Cilicia

4 - Saint Apollinaria the Syncletike as a Model for our Lives

4 - Saint Euthymios and the Twelve Holy Martyrs of Vatopaidi With Him

4 - Synaxarion of Saint Nikephoros the Leper

4 - Venerable Nikephoros the Leper (1890-1964)

4 - Saint Nikephoros the Leper Is Canonized By the Ecumenical Patriarchate

4 - Russian Church Includes Sts. Prophyrios and Nikephoros in Church Calendar

4 - Venerable Nikephoros the Leper: Hymns and Photos

4 - First Official Celebration of St. Nikephoros the Leper

4 - Miracles of Saint Nikephoros the Leper

4 - I Knew St. Nikephoros the Leper (video)

4 - The First Church Dedicated to St. Nikephoros the Leper

4 - An Eye-Witness Account of Miracles by St. Anthimos of Chios

5 - The Eve of Holy Theophany (Day Four)

5 - The Theophany Eve Fast on January 5th

5 - Clarifications and Guidelines for the Observation of Theophany

5 - A Homily of Basil the Great to be Read on the Day Before Theophany

5 - Saints Theopemptos and Theonas the Martyrs

5 - Saint Theonas: From Pagan Magician to Martyr of Christ

5 - Holy Prophet Micah the Morasthite

5 - Holy Prophet Micah as a Model for our Lives

5 - Saint Syncletike of Alexandria

5 - Saint Romanos the New Martyr of Karpenesion (+ 1694)

6 - Orthodox Theophany Resource Page

7-14 - The Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord

7 - Saint John the Baptist Resource Page

7 - Saints Julian and Julias the Missionaries from Aegina

Sunday After Theophany - The Life of Christ Within Us

Sunday After Theophany - Saint Joseph the New of Cappadocia

Sunday After Theophany - Holy Virgin Martyr Parthena of Edessa

Second Sunday of January - Feast of the Holy Family of Saint Basil the Great

8 - Saint Domnica of Carthage

8 - Saint George the Chozebite

8 - Saint Agathon of Egypt

8 - Saint Makarios Makris

8 - Saint Kyranna the New Martyr (+ 1751)

8 - Holy New Martyr Kyranna as a Model for our Lives

8 - The Recent Discovery of the Relics of Saint Kyranna the New Martyr of Ossa

8 - Photos: The Church Where the Relics of St. Kyranna Were Discovered

8 - The Translation of the Relics of St. Kyranna

8 - Holy Hieromartyr Isidore and the 72 with Him in Yuriev of Livonia

8 - Hieromartyr Isidore and 72 Others at Yuriev, Estonia

9 - Holy Martyr Polyeuktos of Melitene, Armenia

9 - Saint Polyeuktos the Martyr as a Model for our Lives

9 - Saint Eustratios the Wonderworker

9 - Saint Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow (+ 1569)

10 - Synaxarion of Saint Gregory of Nyssa

10 - Saint Gregory of Nyssa, the "Father of Fathers"

10 - St. Gregory of Nyssa's Vision of the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste

10 - Saint Gregory of Nyssa as a Model for our Lives

10 - Saint Theosevia the Deaconess of Nyssa

10 - Saint Markianos, Presbyter and Steward of the Great Church of Hagia Sophia

10 - Saint Antipas the Hesychast of Moldavia (+ 1882)

10 - Saint Theophan the Recluse (+ 1891)

11 - Saint Theodosios the Great, Teacher of the Desert

11 - St. Theodosios the Coenobiarch: "Behold, the Grave Is Ready!"

11 - Saint Vitalios and the Prostitutes of Alexandria

11 - Saint Michael of Klopsk, the Fool for Christ

11 - Holy New Martyr Nikephoros of Crete (+ 1832)

12 - Saint Tatiana the Martyr of Rome

12 - The Skull of Saint Tatiana the Martyr of Rome

12 - Saint Mertios the Martyr

12 - Saint Eulogia, Mother of Saint Theodosios the Coenobiarch

12 - The Popska Icon of the Mother of God in Hilandari

12 - Synaxis of Panagia Mesopanditissa of Crete

13 - Holy Martyrs Hermylos and Stratonikos of Belgrade

13 - Saints Hermylos and Stratonikos as Models for our Lives

13 - Saint Maximos the Hut-Burner (+ 1354)

13 - St. Maximos of Kapsokalyvia and Fourteenth-Century Athonite Hesychasm

13 - Saint Maximos Kavsokalyvites on Noetic Prayer

13 - The Visitation of St. Maximos Kavsokalyvites to St. Akakios the New

13 - Saint Paisios the Athonite and the Airline Ticket of St. Maximos of Kavsokalyva

14 - The Holy Fathers Slain at Sinai and Raithu

14 - Thirty-Eight Holy Fathers Slain at Mount Sinai

14 - Thirty-Three Holy Fathers Slain at Raithu

14 - Saint Theodoulos, the Son of Saint Nilus of Sinai

14 - Saint Nina the Equal to the Apostles and Enlightener of Georgia

14 - Saint Nina of Cappadocia and Enlightener of Georgia

14 - Concerning the Cross of Saint Nina

14 - Saint Sava, Archbishop and Enlightener of Serbia (+ 1235)

14 - Saint Sava, Enlightener of Serbia

14 - History of Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

14 - Icon of Saint Sava of Serbia Issuing Myrrh

15 - Synaxarion of Saint Paul of Thebes

15 - Life of Saint Paul of Thebes

15 - Saint John the Hut-Dweller

15 - Saint Prohor of Pcinja Monastery

15 - Saint Gerasimos Palladas, Patriarch of Alexandria (+ 1714)

15 - Saint Ita the Hermitess of Killeady

16 - The Apostle Peter's Miraculous Chains

16 - Saint Danax the Reader

16 - Holy New Hieromartyr Damaskenos of Gambrovo (+ 1771)

17 - Saint Anthony the Great Resource Page

17 - Saint Theodosius the Great, Emperor of the Romans

17 - Saint George the New Martyr of Ioannina

17 - The Gallows of St. George the New Martyr in Ioannina

17 - Saint Anthony the New, Wonderworker of Beroia

18 - Synaxarion of Saints Athanasius and Cyril, Archbishops of Alexandria

18 - Saint Athanasius the Great Resource Page

18 - A Profile of Saint Cyril of Alexandria

18 - Saint Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria

18 - Saint Cyril of Alexandria as a Model for our Lives

18 - The Reconciliation Between St. Cyril of Alexandria and St. John Chrysostom

18 - Hypatia's Murder and the Innocence of Saint Cyril

18 - AGORA: A Film About Hypatia of Alexandria

18 - Historical Inaccuracies of the Movie "AGORA"

18 - AGORA: An Atheistic Propaganda Piece Serving An Atheistic Agenda

18 - A Dissertation On Cyril of Alexandria's Views On the Law of Moses

18 - Saint Alexi of Teklati (+ 1923)

19 - Saints Makarios of Egypt the Anchorite and Makarios of Alexandria the Citizen

19 - Saint Makarios the Great of Egypt

19 - Saint Makarios of Egypt as a Model for our Lives

19 - A Revelation of the Torments of the Damned to Abba Makarios the Great

19 - "Pseudo-Macarius" and the "Messalian Origin" of the Spiritual Homilies

19 - Encounter Between St. Pachomios the Great and St. Makarios of Alexandria

19 - Saint Mark the Eugenikos of Ephesus

19 - Saint Mark the Eugenikos - the Star of Ephesus

19 - Saint Mark of Ephesus as a Model for our Lives

19 - How Saint Mark of Ephesus Behaved in the Dialogue With the Latins

19 - Saint Mark of Ephesus on the Latin Church

19 - Saint Peter the Wonderworker of Argos

19 - Saint Makarios Kalogeras of Patmos (+ 1737)

19 - Commemoration of the Miracle of St. Basil the Great Against the Arians

19 - The Dialogue Between Basil the Great and the Arian Prefect Modestus

19 - The Orthodoxy of St. Basil and the Extremism of Patriarch Nikon

20 - Saint Euthymios the Great

20 - Saint Euthymios the Great as a Model for our Lives

20 - A Saint Worthy of Emulation: Saint Euthymios the Great

20 - The Teachings of St. Euthymios the Great

20 - The Monastery of Saint Euthymios the Great in Israel (video)

20 - 5th Century Byzantine Monastic Church On Masada

20 - The Beneficial Tale of St. Peter the Tax Collector

20 - Saint Peter the Merciful

20 - Saint Zacharias the New Martyr of Patras

21 - Saint Maximus the Confessor Resource Page

21 - Saint Neophytos the Martyr of Nicaea

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

21 - Fourth Century Icon of St. Agnes in Rome

21 - Saint Eugenios of Trebizond: His Life and Veneration

21 - Brief Life of Saint Maximos the Greek (+ 1556)

21 - Saint Maximos the Greek of Vatopaidi

21 - The Impact of Maximos the Greek on Russia

21 - St. Maximos the Greek: Canon to the All-Holy Spirit

21 - Saint Neophytos the Prosmonarios of Vatopaidi

21 - Panagia Paramythea Without the Silver Covering

22 - Holy Apostle Timothy as a Model for our Lives

22 - Skull of the Apostle Timothy To Travel To Russia From Italy

22 - Saint Anastasios the Persian

22 - Saint Joseph Samakos the Sanctified (+ 1511)

22 - The Miraculous Discovery of the Icon of Panagia Eleistria in Koroni in 1897

22 - The Holy Shrine of Panagia Eleistria in Koroni

23 - Holy Hieromartyr Clement of Ancyra and His Disciple Agathangelos the Martyr

23 - Saints Clement of Ancyra and His Disciple Agathangelos as Models for our Lives

23 - Children Should Be Raised To Be Faithful To the End: The Example of the Mother of St. Clement of Ancyra

23 - Saint Dionysios of Mount Olympus

23 - 2 Miracles of Saint Dionysios of Olympus

23 - The Holy Monastery of Saint Dionysios of Mount Olympus

23 - The Highest Altitude Orthodox Chapel in All of Greece and the Balkans (photos + videos)

23 - Saint Salamanes the Hesychast

23 - Saint Paulinus the Merciful, Bishop of Nola (+ 431)

23 - The Miraculous Grave of St. Theoktistos Discovered in Novgorod

24 - Saint Xenia of Rome and her Two Maidservants

24 - The Venerable Abba Zosimas

24 - Saint Philon the Wonderworker of Karpasia, Cyprus

24 - Saint Neophytos the Recluse of Cyprus (+ 1219)

24 - Writings of Saint Neophytos Presented At Conference

24 - The Translation of the Relics of the Holy Martyr Anastasios the Persian

24 - The Life of Saint Xenia the Fool of St. Petersburg

24 - Saint Xenia the Fool the for Christ of St. Petersburg

24 - A Miracle of Saint Xenia the Fool In France

Last Sunday of January - Holy New Martyr Peter, Metropolitan of Krutitsa (1863-1937)

25 - Saint Gregory the Theologian Resource Page

25 - How a Simple Priest Saved “Consubstantiality”

26 - Saints Xenophon, His Wife Mary, and Their Sons John and Arcadius

26 - Saints Xenophon, Maria, John and Arcadius as Models for our Lives

26 - The Wonderworking Icon of Saint Xenophontos in Mazotos, Cyprus

26 - Saint Symeon the Ancient

26 - Saint Clement the Stylite of Mount Sagmata (+ 1111)

26 - Saint David IV, “the Restorer,” King of Georgia

26 - Commemoration of the Great Earthquake of Constantinople (mid-5th cent.)

26 - Earthquakes in the Synaxarion of the Orthodox Church

26 - Synaxis of Boeotian Saints

27 - Saint John Chrysostom Resource Page

27 - Venerable Abba Peter the Egyptian

27 - Holy New Martyr Demetrios the Bartender of Constantinople (+ 1784)

28 - Saint Ephraim the Syrian Resource Page

28 - St. James the Ascetic, Who Murdered Yet Did Not Despair

28 - Saint James the Ascetic, Who Was a Rapist and Murderer

29 - The Translation of the Relics of Saint Ignatius the God-Bearer

29 - Chrysostom's Homily on St. Ignatius of Antioch

29 - Holy Martyrs Sarbelos and Bebaia of Edessa

29 - Saint Aphrahat the Persian

29 - Saint Andrei Rublev the Iconographer

29 - The Spirituality of Andrei Rublev's Icon of the Holy Trinity

29 - Andrei Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev" (1966)

29 - Holy New Martyr Demetrios of Chios (+ 1802)

30 - Three Hierarchs Resource Page

30 - Saint Theophilos the New

30 - Holy New Martyr Dimiter of Sliven, Bulgaria

30 - The Relationship Between a Saint and an Emperor

30 - Finding of the Panagia Evangelistria Icon in Tinos

30 - Saint Pelagia of Tinos (+ 1834)

30 - 1947 Footage of Panagia of Tinos Feastday (video)

30 - Thousands Gather for 190 Year Anniversary of the Vision of St. Pelagia

30 - Statue Dedicated to the Discoverer of the Panagia Evangelistria Icon in Tinos

30 - The Ecclesiastical Year and the People of Tinos

30 - Photos: Today's Last Paraklesis Service In Tinos

30 - Commemoration of the Miracle of the Great Martyr George in Zakynthos in 1688

31 - Saints Cyrus and John the Unmercenaries

31 - The Discovery of the Relics of Sts. Cyrus and John

31 - Saint Tryphena the Martyr

31 - Saints Julian and Julias the Missionaries from Aegina

31 - Saint Arsenios the New of Paros

31 - Saint George Appears to Saint Arsenios of Paros

31 - The Spiritual Counsels of Elder Daniel to Saint Arsenios of Paros

31 - Holy New Martyr Elias Ardounis

31 - Saint Nikitas of the Kiev Caves and Bishop of Novgorod

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