Monday, August 13, 2018

Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, Bishop of Voronezh (+ 1783)

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk (Feast Day - August 13)

Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, Bishop of Voronezh, was born in the year 1724 in the village of Korotsko in the Novgorod diocese, into the family of the chanter Sabellius Kirillov. (A new family name, Sokolov, was given him afterwards by the head of the Novgorod seminary). He was baptized with the name Timothy. His father died when Timothy was a young child, leaving the family in such poverty that his mother was barely able to make ends meet. She wanted to give him to be raised by a neighbor, a coachman, since there was nothing with which to feed the family, but his brother Peter would not permit this. Timothy often worked a whole day with the peasants for a single piece of black bread.

Holy Abba Seridus of Gaza

St. Seridus of Gaza (Feast Day - August 13);
Photo is a general view of Deir e-Nuseirat, the location of Seridus' Monastery


Wherever You and Seridus are O God the Word,
Glory is beheld, which the Father has given You.

Our Venerable Father Seridus founded the famous monastery named after him near Thabatha, a village five miles south of Gaza. It was a coenobium surrounded by hermit's cells.

The Monastery of Seridus was founded during the reign of Emperor Justin I (518-527). Saint Barsanuphios, who was known as the "Great Old Man", spiritually led the monastic community through Seridus, who headed the coenobium. Both Saints Barsanuphios and John, the two great elders, lived as isolated hermits near this monastery. Among the other great saints of this monastery were Saint Dorotheos and his disciple Dositheos.

Saints and Feasts of August 13

Dead Maximus was translated on the thirteenth.

(Fasting Day)

Leavetaking of the Feast of the 
Transfiguration of the Savior Christ

The Afterfeast of the Transfiguration

Transfiguration of Christ Resource Page

Translation and Placement of the Sacred Relic 
of the Venerable Maximus the Confessor

Saint Maximus the Confessor Resource Page

Holy Empress Eudocia

Saint Eudocia the Empress, Wife of Emperor Theodosius the Younger

Venerable Seridus, Abbot of the Monastery in Gaza

Holy Abba Seridus of Gaza

Venerable Dorotheos of Gaza

Holy Abba Dorotheos of Gaza

Abba Dorotheos of Gaza as a Model for our Lives

Venerable Dositheos the Submissive, 
Disciple of Saint Dorotheos

Saint Dositheos the Submissive, Disciple of Abba Dorotheos

Holy Empress Irene, 
Who Was Renamed Xene as a Monastic

Holy Empress Irene of Constantinople, Who Was Renamed Xene as a Monastic

Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, Bishop of Voronezh

Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, Bishop of Voronezh (+ 1783)

Uncovering of the Sacred Relic 
of Saint Maxim of Moscow

St. Maxim the Fool: "Yes, It Is Bitterly Cold, But Paradise Is Sweet!"

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Saints and Feasts of August 12

On the twelfth Photios and Aniketos were put to death in the fire.

(Fasting Day)

Holy Martyrs Photios and Aniketos

Holy Martyrs Photios and Aniketos of Nicomedia

Venerable Palamon

Holy Abba Palamon, Spiritual Father of Saint Pachomios the Great

Holy Twelve Soldier Martyrs of Crete

The Holy Twelve Soldier Martyrs of Crete

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saint Theodosius of the Kiev Caves, Formerly Prince Theodore of Ostrog (+ 1483)

St. Theodosius (Theodore) of the Kiev Caves (Feast Day - August 11)

Saint Theodore, Prince of Ostrog, gained fame with the construction of churches and by his defense of Orthodoxy in Volhynia against the enroachment of Papism. He was descended from Saint Vladimir (July 15), through a great-grandson Svyatopolk-Michael, Prince of Turov (1080-1093) and later Great Prince of Kiev (+1113).

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