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The Hieromartyr Proterius

The Hieromartyr ProteriusThis saint was a priest in Alexandria at the time that the Patriarch there was the heretic Dioscorus, one of the founders of the Monophysite heresy which holds that in Christ there are not two natures but one. At that time, Marcian and Pulcheria were on the imperial throne. Proterius, a holy and devout man, stood up against Dioscorus, as a result of which he endured much misery. Then the 4th Ecumenical Council was summoned at Chalcedon, at which the Monophysite heresy was condemned. Dioscorus was cast down from the patriarchal throne and sent into exile, and in his place the orthodox Proterius was chosen, He governed the Church with zeal and love, a true follower of Christ. But the followers of Dioscorus did not stop creating confusion in Alexandria. In the face of such bloody chaos, Proterius left the town with the intention of going away for a time, but the Prophet Isaiah appeared to him on the road and said: "Return to the town; I am waiting to take you." Proterius returned and went into the church. Hearing of this, the insolent heretics rushed into the church, seized the Patriarch and stabbed him. About six of the faithful perished along with Proterius. Thus this wonderful pastor of Christ"s flock received the crown of martyrdom for the truth of Orthodoxy, in 457.

St Basil the Confessor

St Basil the ConfessorA friend, contemporary and pupil of St Procopius of Decapolis, Basil faithfully followed his teacher both in peace and in persecution. They endured much from the iconoclasts. When the latter were defeated, by God"s providence, Basil returned to his monastery together with Procopius, where he lived for a long time in fasting and prayer, and where he died in the year 747.

The Hieromartyr Nestor, Bishop of Magydos

The Hieromartyr Nestor, Bishop of MagydosNestor was distinguished by great meekness. In the time of Decius, he was taken for trial and harshly tortured for Christ. At the time of his death, he saw in a vision a lamb prepared for sacrifice, which he interpreted as a sign of his own imminent sacrifice. He was tortured by the Eparch Publius and finally crucified in Perga in the year 250.

Blessed Nicolas, the Fool for Christ of Pskov

Blessed Nicolas, the Fool for Christ of PskovHe lived as a fool in the town of Pskov in the time of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, and entered into rest on February 28th, 1576.

March 2013
SunMonTueWedThuFriSut
     Saint Flavian, Archbishop of Antioch
1
fast-free
Saint Finan
2
fast-free
St Flavian
3
fast-free
Our Holy Father Dositheus
4
fast-free
The Hieromartyr Sadok
5
fast-free
St John III Scholasticus, Patriarch of Constantinople
6
water
St Papius of Hierapolis
7
fast-free
Saint Boisil or Boswell
8
water
Saint Cumein, Abbot of Iona
9
fast-free
Our Holy Father Paphnutius of Kephala
10
fast-free
The Holy Martyr John Calpha (Kalphes)
11
dairy & fish
The Holy Martyr Julian the Gout-Sufferer
12
dairy & fish
Blessed Nicolas, the Fool for Christ of Pskov
13
dairy & fish
Saint David of Wales
14
dairy & fish
St. Sabbatius, monk, of Tver (1434), and his disciple St. Euphrosynus (1460)
15
dairy & fish
Sts. Zeno and Zoilus
16
dairy & fish
Venerable Gerasimus, monk, of Vologda (1178)
17
dairy & fish
Monk-martyr Adrian, abbot of Poshekhonye and his fellow-ascetic St. Leonidas
18
water
Icon of the Mother of God “Czestochowa”
19
water
St. Ephraim, Patriarch of Antioch (546)
20
water
Venerable Lazarus of Murom
21
water
St Caesarius, brother of St Gregory the Theologian
22
oil & wine
Martyr Marcian
23
oil & wine
St. Theodora, queen of Arta, wife of Despot Michael II of Epirus (1275)
24
oil & wine
Righteous Phineas the grandson of Aaron
25
water
Martyr Sabinus (Abibus) of Egypt (303)
26
water
St Theognostus, Metropolitan of Kiev
27
water
Venerable Nicander, monk, of Gorodets (Novgorod) (1603)
28
water
St. Serapion, archbishop of Novgorod (1516)
29
water
Monk-martyr Paul of Crete (767)
30
oil & wine
The 10,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia
31
oil & wine
      
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