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The Holy Martyr Adrian and his wife Natalia

The Holy Martyr Adrian and his wife NataliaHusband and wife, they were both of noble and wealthy families in Nicomedia. Adrian was the governor of the Praetorium and a pagan, and Natalia was a secret Christian. They were both young, and had lived in wedlock for thirteen months in all before their martyrdom. When the wicked Emperor Maximian visited Nicomedia, he ordered that the Christians be seized and put to torture. There were twenty-three Christians hidden in a cave near the city. Someone handed them over to the authorities and they were cruelly flogged with leather whips and staves, and thrown into prison. They were then taken from prison and brought before the Praetor for their names to be noted. Adrian looked at these people, tortured but unbowed, peaceful and meek, and he put them under oath to say what they hoped for from their God, that they should undergo such tortures. They spoke to him of the blessedness of the righteous in the Kingdom of God. Hearing this, and again looking at these people, Adrian suddenly turned to the scribe and said: "Write my name along with those of these saints; I also am a Christian." When the Emperor heard this, he asked him: "Have you lost your mind?" Adrian replied: "I haven"t lost it, but found it!" Hearing this, Natalia rejoiced greatly, and, when Adrian sat chained with the others in prison, came and ministered to them all. When they flogged her husband and put him to various tortures, she encouraged him to endure to the end. After long torture and imprisonment, the Emperor ordered that they be taken to the prison anvil, for their arms and legs to be broken by hammers. This was done and Adrian, along with the twenty-three others, breathed his last under the vicious tortures. Natalia took their relics to Constantinople and there buried them. After several days Adrian appeared to her, bathed in light and beauty and calling her to come to God, and she peacefully gave her soul into her Lord"s hands.

Our Holy Father Tithoes

A disciple of St Pachomius and great among the Egyptian ascetics, he was abbot of Tabennisi. He spent his whole life in absolute purity. One of the brethren once asked him: "What path leads to humility?" To this Tithoes replied: "The path to humility is, abstinence, prayer and the considering of oneself as the least of all creatures." He reached a very high peak of perfection and, whenever he raised his hands in prayer, his spirit entered into ecstasy. He entered into rest in the fourth or fifth century. Our Holy Father Ibistion is commemorated together with him.

St Zer-Jacob, missionary of Ethiopia

A great Christian missionary in Abyssinia.

The Miracle of the Most Holy Mother of God in Moscow in 1395

The Miracle of the Most Holy Mother of God in Moscow in 1395This is recorded in the passage for consideration below. Under today's date in the Greek Synaxarion is also found the life of St Josaphat, the heir of the King of India. In the Slav Prologues, though, as in this one, he is to be found under November 19th.

Venerable Adrian, abbot of Ondrusov (Valaam) (1549)

Venerable Adrian, abbot of Ondrusov (Valaam) (1549)The Monk Adrian of Ondrusovsk (in the world the nobleman Andrei Zavalushin), was the owner of a rich estate (Andreevschina), 9 versts from the monastery of the Monk Alexander of Svirsk (+ 30 August 1533). He accidentally encountered the Monk Alexander of Svirsk at the time of a stag hunt in 1493, and after this he went often to him for guidance, and supplied bread for the ascetics. Forsaking his estate, he took monastic tonsure at the Valaamo monastery with the name Adrian. Several years later, with the blessing of the Monk Alexander of Svirsk, the Monk Adrian settled in a solitary place on the peninsula of Lake Ladoga...

33 Martyred Companions of Natalia and Adrian, of Nicomedia

The Martyrs Adrian and Natalia were married in their youth for one year prior to their martyrdom, and lived in Nicomedia during the time of the emperor Maximian (305-311). The emperor promised a reward to whomever would inform on Christians to bring them to trial. Then the denunciations began, and twenty-three Christians were captured in a cave near Nicomedia...

Monk Ioasaph, prince of India

Monk Ioasaph, prince of India

Martyrs Atticus and Sisinnius



Venerable Ibestion the Confessor, Egyptian ascetic



September 2013
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2,593 Martyred Soldiers in Cilicia
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Martyr Photina, at the Church of Blachernae
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St. Sarmean, Catholicos of Kartli, Georgia (779)
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The Gruzinian (Georgian) Icon of the mother of God
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Venerable Nicholas the Sicilian
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St. Serapion the Wonderworker (1747)
6
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St.Epiphanios, Patriarch of Constantinople (535.)
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Venerable Ibestion the Confessor, Egyptian ascetic
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Martyr Anthusa
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St. Amphilochius, bishop of Vladimir, Volhynia (1122)
10
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Venerable Arcadius of Arsinoe, Cyprus, bishop and wonderworker
11
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Venerable Bryaene of Nisibis (318)
12
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Martyrs: Menas, Faustus, Andrew and Heraclius
13
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Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos in Miasena Monastery (864.)
14
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Feast of the Miracle of the Kaluga Icon of the Mother of God
15
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Blessed John "the Hairy," fool-for-Christ at Rostov (1580)
16
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Uncovering of the relics (1911) of St. Ioasaph, bishop of Belgorod (1754)
17
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Virgin-martyr Rhais (Raisa) of Alexandria (308)
18
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Venerable Archippus of Hierapolis (4th c.)
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Venerable Luke
20
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St. Ioane (Maisuradze) (1957) and St. Giorgi-Ioane (Mkheidze), (1960), confessors, of Georgia
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Uncovering of the relics (1896) of St. Theodosius, archbishop of Chernigov (1696)
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Venerable Ioasaph, monk, of Kubensk (Vologda) (1453)
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Translation of the relics of Venerables Sergius and Herman of Valaam
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Hieromartyr Dositheus of Tbilisi, Georgia (1795)
25
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Venerable Peter at Atroe (9th C)
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Repose of St. John Chrysostom (407)
27
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Uncovering of the relics of St. Acacius the Confessor, bishop of Melitene (257)
28
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New Martyrs Isaac and Joseph, who suffered at Karnu, Georgia (808)
29
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Свети мученици Хараламп, Пантолеонт и дружина
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