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Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

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Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Other Bodiless Powers

The Synaxis of the Chief of the Heavenly Hosts, Archangel Michael and the Other Heavenly Bodiless Powers: Archangels Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Selaphiel, Jehudiel, Barachiel, and Jeremiel was established at the beginning of the fourth century at the Council of Laodicea, which met several years before the First Ecumenical Council. The 35th Canon of the Council […]

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The Life of Saint John the Almsgiver,Patriarch of Alexandria

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The Life of Saint John the Almsgiver,Patriarch of Alexandria

On NOVEMBER 12th, the Orthodox Church commemorates one of her most charming saints, JOHN the ALMSGIVER, Patriarch of Alexandria (d. 619 AD). Here is an English translation (by Elizabeth Dawes) of the Greek “Life of St John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria”: 1 JOHN, the great servant of God and His faithful high-priest, who was […]

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Saint Gregory the Wonderworker and the Harlot

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Saint Gregory the Wonderworker and the Harlot

When he [Gregory] dwelt in the city of Alexandria, Egypt, to which assiduous young men flocked to study philosophy and medicine, the youthful [Gregory] was an irksome sight to his peers because he was adorned with a restraint unlike anyone else in the city, and the esteem surrounding his integrity irritated such corrupt individuals. Because […]

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Saint Gregory the Wonderworker of Neoceasarea

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Saint Gregory the Wonderworker of Neoceasarea

Saint Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neocaesarea, was born in the city of Neocaesarea (northern Asia Minor) into a pagan family. Having received a fine education, from his youth he strived for Truth, but the thinkers of antiquity were not able to quench his thirst for knowledge. Truth was revealed to him only in the […]

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The Holy Virgin-Martyr Cecilia of Rome

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The Holy Virgin-Martyr Cecilia of Rome

The holy virgin-martyr Cecilia was born in Rome to honorable and wealthy parents. Hearing the Holy Gospel preached, she believed in Christ and resolved to preserve her virginity for Him, but contrary to her will, her parents betrothed her to a noble youth, an unbeliever named Valerian, and compelled her to array herself at all […]

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The Lion and the Hermit: Saint Gerasimos the Jordanite

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The Lion and the Hermit: Saint Gerasimos the Jordanite

Once upon a time there lived in the desert by the Jordan River a very holy hermit. His name was Gerasimos. Gerasimos had become a monk when he was still young man. Because he wished to perfect his spiritual life, he left the monastery and withdrew deep into the desert, far from the noise and […]

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The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

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The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

When the Most-holy Virgin Mary reached the age of three, her holy parents Joachim and Anna took her from Nazareth to Jerusalem to dedicate her to the service of God according to their earlier promise. It was a three-day journey from Nazareth to Jerusalem but, traveling to do a God-pleasing work, this journey was not […]

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The Venerable Chariton the Confessor

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The Venerable Chariton the Confessor

  Chariton was a distinguished and devout citizen of the city of Iconium. Imbued with the spirit of his compatriot, St. Thecla, Chariton openly confessed the name of Christ. When a bitter persecution of Christians began during the reign of Emperor Aurelian, Chariton was immediately brought to trial before the eparch. The judge ordered him […]

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The Glorious Sunday of Pascha

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The Glorious Sunday of Pascha

The Synaxarion of the Day

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Foot washing in Jerusalem

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Foot washing in Jerusalem

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem washes the feet of his clergymen on Holy Thursday. Travis Brecher reports (Reuters)

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Holy and Great Thursday

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Holy and Great Thursday

Synaxarion of Holy and Great Thursday Holy and Great Thursday Holy Thursday-Comments on the main themes The Last Supper Theology and Eucharist

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The Holy Sepulcher virtual tour

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The Holy Sepulcher virtual tour

See here the amazing virtual tour!

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