В памет на свети Антоний, патриарх Константинополски
Родното място на свети Антоний била Азия, но целият му живот от детинството до смъртта преминал в столицата на Гръцката империя Константинопол. Там преподобният бил отгледан, прекарал детските и юношеските си години, получил образование и станал епископ. За високото служение на…[Read more]
Свещеномъченик Власий, епископ Севастийски
живял в областта КападокияРечник – Мала Азия и бил епископ на град Севастия. По време на жестокото гонение при Диоклетиан почти не останали християни в града, затова Власий се оттеглил в една пещера на планината Аргеос. Там само дивите зверове ставали свидетели на неуморните му молитвени тру…[Read more]
Света Валентина била благочестива девойка, живяла в околностите на Кесария Палестинска. Тя става жертва на гоненията срещу християните 308 г. при Максимилиан ІІ Галерий (308-313 г.).
Когато мъчителите се опитват да я накарат насила да принесе жертва в езическия храм, тя хвърля камък върху жертвеника и се обръща с гръб към горящия на…[Read more]
Saint Charalambos (Ancient Greek: Ἅγιος Χαράλαμπος) (also variously Charalampas, Charalampus, Charalambos, Haralampus, Haralampos, Haralabos or Haralambos) was an early Christian priest in Magnesia on the Maeander, a city in Asia Minor, in the diocese of the same name. His name Χαράλαμπος means glowing with joy in Greek. He lived during the reign…[Read more]
The skull of Saint Charalambos is kept at the Monastery of Saint Stephen at Meteora. Many miracles are traditionally attributed to the fragments of his relics, which are to be found in many places in Greece and elsewhere. The miracles have made this saint, considered the most aged of all the martyrs, especially dear to the people of…[Read more]
Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch, in Syria
Commemorated on February 9
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The Holy Martyr Nicephorus lived in the city of Syrian Antioch. In this city lived also the presbyter Sapricius, with whom Nicephorus was very friendly, so that they were considered as brothers. They quarreled because of some disagreement, and their former…[Read more]
Saint Theodore Stratelates Theodore Stratelates (Greek: Ἅγιος Θεόδωρος ὁ Στρατηλάτης,, translit. lit. “the General” or “Military Commander”; Coptic: ⲡⲓⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ Ⲑⲥⲟⲇⲱⲣⲟⲥ), also known as Theodore of Heraclea (Greek: Θεόδωρος Ἡρακλείας) (281-319), was a martyr and Warrior Saint venerated with the title Great-martyr in the Eastern Orthodox Church, East…[Read more]
Gregory of Agrigento Gregory (559–630) was the bishop of Agrigento[a] from 590 until at least 603 and a correspondent of Pope Gregory I. He is the probable subject of two semi-legendary saint’s lives and possible author of a commentary on Ecclesiastes, although both of these identifications have been questioned.
Stratēlatēs (Greek: στρατηλάτης, “driver/leader of the army”) was a Greek term designating a general, which also became an honorary dignity in the Byzantine Empire. In the former sense, it was often applied to military saints, such as Theodore Stratelates.
In the late Roman/early Byzantine Empire, the title was used, along with the old-establis…[Read more]
Luke of Steiris, Luke Thaumaturgus, Luke the Younger, Luke of Hellas, or Luke the Wonder-worker (896 — 953 AD) was a Byzantine saint of the tenth century AD who lived in the themes (provinces) of Hellas and Peloponnese in Greece, and who founded the Monastery of Hosios Loukas (Venerable Luke) on the slopes of Mount Helicon, between Delphi and L…[Read more]
Photios I (Greek: Φώτιος, Phōtios; c. 810/820 – 6 February 893), [a] also spelled Photius (/ˈfoʊʃəs/) or Fotios, was the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople from 858 to 867 and from 877 to 886. He is recognized in the Eastern Orthodox Church as Saint Photios the Great.
Photios is widely regarded as the most powerful and influential…[Read more]
Dorotheus of Gaza (Greek: Δωρόθεος τῆς Γάζης Dorotheos tes Gazes; 505 – 565 or 620,) or Abba Dorotheus, was a Christian monk and abbot. He joined the monastery Abba Serid (or Abba Sveridus) near Gaza through the influence of elders Barsanuphius and John. Around 540 he founded his own monastery nearby and became abbot there. It was to t…[Read more]
John the Prophet
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John the Prophet, known also as Venerable John, was the abbot of the monastery of Merosala and teacher of Dorotheus of Gaza.
He practiced a life of silence and earned the gifts of prophecy and perspicacity, for which he received the designation of prophet.…[Read more]
Barsanuphius (Greek: Βαρσανούφιος, romanized: Barsanouphios, Italian: Barsonofio, Barsanofrio, Barsanorio; died c. 545), also known as Barsanuphius of Palestine or Barsanuphius of Gaza, was a Christian hermit and writer of the sixth century.
Born in Egypt, he lived in absolute seclusion for fifty years, and then near the monastery of Saint Serid…[Read more]
Venerable Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet
Commemorated on February 6
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Saints Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet lived during the sixth century during the reign of the emperor Justinian I (483-565). They lived in asceticism at the monastery of Abba Seridus in Palestine, near the city of Gaza.
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