Dimanche après la Nativité. Après-Fête de la Nativité de Notre Seigneur, Dieu et Sauveur Jésus-Christ. Les saints Innocents : 14000 enfants massacrés par Hérode à Bethléem (Ier s.) ; saint Trophime, premier évêque d’Arles (vers 250) ; saint Marcel, abbé du monastère des Acémètes (485) ; saint Evroult, abbé à Bayeux (vers 596) ; saint Florent, évêque de Bourges (664) ; saint Albert, abbé de Gambron (VIIème s.) ; saint
This appeal of international Orthodox theologians, 86 scholars from 40 academic institutions and 13 countries, is made following the deeply concerning pronouncements and edicts coming from the beloved Patriarchate of Serbia. We have come together with this appeal as we are concerned about impingements on the freedom of speech and academic thought, independence of universities, and ecclesiastical morality. Support for this appeal is great, and the number of signatories to this appeal would have been far greater had we not limited the period to join to three days.
July 16 (old calendar) / July 29 (new) Hieromartyr Athenogenes, Bishop of Heracleopolis, and his ten disciples (ca. 311). Martyrs Paul and two sisters, Chionia (Thea) and Alevtina (Valentina), at Cæsarea in Palestine (308). Martyr Antiochus, Physician, of Sebaste (4th c.). Virgin Martyr Julia of Carthage (ca. 440 or 613). Saint Athenogenes Hieromartyr Athenogenes and his Ten Disciples suffered for Christ during the persecution of Christians in the city of
July 29 Nativity of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (ca. 345). Martyr Callinicus of Gangra in Asia Minor (3rd-4th c.). Ven. Constantine and Cosmas, Abbots of Kosinsk (Pskov—13th c.). Virgin Martyr Seraphima (Serapia) of Antioch (2nd c.). Martyr Theodota and her three sons in Bithynia (ca. 304). Martyr Michael (9th c.). Martyr Eustace of Mtskhet in Georgia (589). Saint Callinicus The Holy Martyr Callinicus, a native of Cilicia, was raised from
July 15 (old calendar) / July 28 (new) 6th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 5. Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir (in Baptism Basil), Enlightener of the Russian Lands (1015). Martyr Cyricus (Quiricus) and his mother, Julitta, of Tarsus (ca. 305). Martyr Abudimus of the Isle of Tenedos (4th c.). Saint Vladimir The Holy Great Prince Vladimir, Equal of the Apostles. Few names in the annals of history can compare in significance with the
July 28 6th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 5. Holy Apostles of the Seventy and Deacons: Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas (1st c.). St. Pitirím, Bishop of Tambov (1698). Ven. Moses, Wonderworker, of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves—13th-14th c.). Martyr Julian of Dalmatia (2nd c.). Martyr Eustathius (Eustace—ca. 321), of Apamea. Ven. Paul of Xeropotamou, founder of the Monastery of St. Paul on Mt. Athos (10th c.). The Smolensk “HODIGITRIA” (“THE GUIDE”)
July 14 (old calendar) / July 27 (new) Apostle Aquila of the Seventy (1st c.). Ven. Stephen, Abbot of Mákhrishche (Vologdá—1406). Martyr Justus at Rome (1st c.). Ven. Ellius (Hellius), of Egypt (4th c.). Ven. Onesimus of Magnesia (4th c.). Repose of Ven. Nicodemos the Hagiorite (1809). SAINT APOSTLE AQUILA Saint Aquila, Apostle of the 70: It is possible that he was a disciple of the Apostle Paul, a native
July 27 Holy Greatmartyr and Healer Panteleimon (305). . Bl. Nikolai Kochanov, Fool-for-Christ, at Novgorod (1392). Ven. Anthusa, Abbess of Mantinea in Asia Minor, and her 90 sisters (8th c.). Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Clement, Bishop of Ochrid and Enlightener of the Bulgarians (916), and with him Ss. Angelar, Horasdus (Gorazd), Nahum, and Sabbas, disciples of Ss. Cyril and Methodius. Saint Panteleimon The Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon was born in the city
July 13 (old calendar) / July 26 (new) Fast Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel. Ven. Stephen of St. Sabbas’ Monastery (794). St. Julian, Bishop of Cenomanis (Le Mans) in Gaul (1st c.). Martyr Serapion (2nd-3rd c.). Martyr Marcian of Iconium (258). Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos “AXION ESTIN” (“IT IS TRULY MEET”). Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel The Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel is celebrated on the day after the
July 26 Fast The Repose of St. Jacob (Netsvetov), Enlightener of the Peoples of Alaska (1864). Hieromartyr Hermolaus and Martyrs Hermippus and Hermocrates at Nicomedia (ca. 305). Ven. Moses the Hungarian, of the Kiev Caves (Near Caves—ca. 1043). Martyr Parasceva of Rome (2nd c.). Ven. Gerontius of St. Anne Skete (Mt. Athos). The “EMVOLON” Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos in Constantinople. SAINT HERMOLAUS Hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus and Hermocrates of Nicomedia,
July 12 (old calendar) / July 25 (new) Martyrs Proclus and Hilary of Ancyra (2nd c.). Ven. Michael of Maleinus (962). Martyrs Theodore and his son, John, of Kiev (983). Ven. Arseny of Novgorod, Fool-for-Christ (1570). Ven. Simon, Abbot of Volomsk (1641). Martyr Golinduc (in Baptism Mary), of Persia (591). Ven. John (998) and Gabriel, of the Holy Mountain (Georgian). Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos, “THE THREE HANDS.” (8th c.).
July 25 The Dormition of the Righteous Anna, mother of the Most-holy Theotokos. Holy Women Olympias (Olympiada—408-410) the Deaconess, of Constantinople, and the Virgin Eupraxia of Tabenna (413). Ven. Makáry, Abbot of Zheltovódsk and Unzha (1444). Commemoration of the Holy 165 Fathers of the Fifth Ecumenical Council (553). DORMITION OF SAINT ANNA Saint Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe
July 11 (old calendar) / July 24 (new) Fast Greatmartyr Euphemia the All-praised (451). Bl. Olga (in Baptism Elena), Princess of Russia (969). Hieromartyr Cindeus, Presbyter, of Pamphylia (3rd-4th c.). Saint Euphemia The Miracle of Saint Euphemia the All-Praised: The holy Great Martyr Euphemia (September 16) suffered martyrdom in the city of Chalcedon in the year 304, during the time of the persecution against Christians by the emperor Diocletian (284-305).
July 24 Fast Martyr and Passion-Bearer Boris, in Holy Baptism Romanus (1015). . St. Athenagoras of Athens (914). Martyr Christina of Tyre (ca. 300). Ven. Polycarp, Archimandrite of the Kiev Caves (1182). SAINT CHRISTINA The Martyr Christina lived during the third century. She was born into a rich family, and her father was governor of Tyre. By the age of 11 the girl was exceptionally beautiful, and many wanted to marry
On the occasion of the reprinting in French of the « Homilies: A Commentary on the Gospel Readings for Sundays and Feast Days Throughout the Year », by Saint Nikolai Velimirovich, author Jean-Claude Larchet wrote a presentation of the work. Please enjoy this excerpt in English: These homilies comment on the Gospel of the day. Their goal is to explain in detail the content of the text. However, they always begin with
July 10 (old calendar) / July 23 (new) Ven. Anthony of the Kiev Caves, Founder of Monasticism in Russia (1073). Holy 45 Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia, including Leontius, Maurice, Daniel, Anthony, Alexander, Sisinius, Meneus, and Belerad (Verelad—ca. 319). The Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Lord at Moscow (1625). Ven. Silvanus, Schema-monk, of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves—13th-14th c.). Martyr Apollonius of Sardis (3rd c.). Martyrs Bianor and
July 23 Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus, and 13 others in Lycia (4th c.). Hieromartyr Apollinaris, Bishop of Ravenna (ca. 75). Commemoration of the Miraculous Appearance of the POCHAEV Icon of the Mother of God, which saved the Monastery from the assault of the Tatars and Turks (1675). Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos, “THE JOY OF ALL WHO SORROW” (with coins) in St. Petersburg (1888). Saint Trophimus The Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus,
July 9 (old calendar) / July 22 (new) Hieromartyr Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily (1st c.). Hieromartyr Cyril, Bishop of Gortyna in Crete (3rd-4th c.). Martyrs Patermuthius, Coprius, and Alexander the Soldier, in Egypt (4th c.). St. Theodore, Bishop of Edessa (9th c.). Ven. Dionysius the Orator of St. Anne Skete (Mt. Athos—1606). Ven. Metrophanes, disciple of Ven. Dionysius. SAINT PANCRATIUS The Hieromartyr Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina, was born
July 22 Holy Myrrhbearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene (1st c.). . Translation of the Relics of Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope (403-404). Repose of Ven. Cornelius of Pereyaslavl’ (1693). Martyr Markella of Chios (14th c.). Saint Mary Magdalene The Holy Myrrh-Bearer Equal of the Apostles Mary Magdalene. On the banks of Lake Genesareth (Galilee), between the cities of Capharnum and Tiberias, was the small city of Magdala, the remains of which
July 8 (old calendar) / July 21 (new) 5th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 4. The SITKA Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos. Holy Greatmartyr Procopius of Cæsarea in Palestine (303). Righteous Prokópy, Fool-for-Christ, Wonderworker of Ustya (Vologdá—1303). Appearance of the “KAZAN” Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos (1579). The Weeping Novgorod Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos, “OF TENDER FEELING” (14th c.). Sainty Procopius of Cæsarea The Holy Great Martyr Procopius, in the world
July 21 5th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 4. Prophet Ezekiel (6th c. B.C.). Ven. Simeon of Emessa, Fool-for-Christ, and his fellow ascetic, Ven. John (ca. 590). Ven. Onuphry (Onuphrius) the Silent, and Ven. Onísim, Recluse, of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves—12th-13th c.). The “ARMATIA” Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos. Saint Ezekiel The Holy Prophet Ezekiel lived in the sixth century before the birth of Christ. He was born in the city
July 7 (old calendar) / July 20 (new) Ven. Thomas of Mt. Maleon (10th c.). Ven. Acacius of Sinai, who is mentioned in The Ladder (6th c.). Ven. Eudoxia, in monasticism Euphrosyne, Grand Duchess of Moscow (1407). Martyrs Peregrinus, Lucian, Ompeius, Hesychius, Papius, Saturninus, and Germanus, of Dyrrachium in Macedonia (2nd c.). Martyr Evangelus, Bishop of Tomi (Constanța) in Romania (3rd-4th c.). Martyr Cyriaca of Nicomedia (4th c.). SAINT THOMAS OF
July 20 Holy Glorious Prophet Elijah (9th c. B.C.). . Repose of Ven. Abramius of Galich (Chukhloma), disciple of Ven. Sergius of Rádonezh (1375). Uncovering of the Relics of Ven. Afanásy (Athanasius), Abbot, of Brest-Litovsk (1350). Saint Elijah The Holy Prophet Elijah is one of the greatest of the prophets and the first dedicated to virginity in the Old Testament. He was born in Tishba of Gilead into the Levite tribe
July 6 (old calendar) / July 19 (new) Fast Ven. Sisoes the Great (429). Ven. Sisoës, Schema-monk, of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves—13th c.). Uncovering of the Relics of Holy Princess Juliana Ol’shánskaya (16th c.). Martyrs Marinus and Martha, and their children, Audifax and Abbachum (Habákkuk) and those with them at Rome: Cyrinus, Valentine, and Asterius the Presbyter (269). Martyrs Isaurius the Deacon, Innocent, Felix, Hermias, Basil, Peregrinus, Rufus, and