Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Saint Abramius of Smolensk (+ 1221)

St. Abramius of Smolensk (Feast Day - August 21)

Our Venerable Father Abramius of Smolensk, a preacher of repentance and the Dread Last Judgment, was born in the mid-twelfth century at Smolensk of rich parents, who had twelve daughters before him, and they begged God for a son.

From childhood he grew up in the fear of God, he was often in church and had the opportunity to read books. The parents hoped that their only son would enter into marriage and continue their illustrious lineage, but he sought a different life. After the death of his parents, having given away all his wealth to monasteries, to churches and to the destitute, the Saint walked through the city in rags, asking God to show him the way to salvation.

Saints and Feasts of August 21


On the twenty-first Thaddaeus flew away from life.

Holy Apostle Thaddaeus, also called Lebbaeus, 
of the Twelve

Holy Apostle Jude Thaddaeus of the Twelve

The Grandchildren of the Apostle Jude and Relatives of the Lord


Holy Martyr Vassa and her three sons 
Theognios, Agapios and Pistos

Holy Martyrs Vassa and Her Three Sons Theognios, Agapios and Pistos


Venerable Abramius of Smolensk

Saint Abramius of Smolensk (+ 1221)


Saint Athanasios Patellarios the Sitter, 
Patriarch of Constantinople

Saint Athanasios Patellarios of Lubensk and His Seated Relics

Miracles of Saint Athanasios the Sitter, Patriarch of Constantinople


Commemoration of the Appearance of the Theotokos 
at Panteleimon Monastery

In 1903 a Photo of the Virgin Mary Was Taken on Mount Athos


Monday, August 20, 2018

Holy Martyrs Severus and Memnon and the Thirty-Seven With Them at Bizye

Sts. Severus and Memnon and the Thirty-Seven Martyrs (Feast Day - August 20)

Verses

To the Thirty-Seven.
Three were bound to those who were burned,
On Your behalf the three times ten plus four were perfected.

To Severus.
Severus was found worthy to suffer the sword,
Brilliantly gaining the prize through the suffering of the sword.

To Memnon.
Memnon was in the fire for a short time,
But he remains crowned ever lasting.

Saints and Feasts of August 20


Seeing the future, Samuel went hence on the twentieth.

Holy Prophet Samuel

Prophet Samuel Resource Page


Holy Thirty-Seven Martyrs at Bizye

Holy Martyrs Severus and Memnon and the Thirty-Seven With Them at Bizye


Holy Martyrs Severus and Memnon

Holy Martyrs Severus and Memnon and the Thirty-Seven With Them at Bizye


Holy Martyr Photini, Outside the Doors of Blacherna

Discovery of the Relics of Saint Photini in Constantinople


Holy Martyr Lucius the Councillor

Saint Lucius the Councillor and Martyr


Saints Reginos and Orestes of Cyprus

Saints Reginos and Orestes of Cyprus


Holy New Martyr Theocharis of Neapolis

Holy New Martyr Theocharis of Neapolis (+ 1740)


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Saints and Feasts of August 19


On the nineteenth Andrew was beheaded radiantly.

Holy Great Martyr Andrew the General 
and the Two Thousand Five Hundred and 
Ninety-Three Soldiers Martyred With Him

Saint Andrew the General and the 2,593 Soldiers Martyred With Him


Holy Martyrs Timothy, Thekla and Agapios

Saints Timothy, Thekla and Agapios of Gaza


Venerable Theophanes the New of Naousa

Saint Theophanes the New and Wonderworker


Synaxis of the Donskoi Icon of the Mother of God

The Donskoi Icon of the Mother of God


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