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The Holy Martyr Longinus

The Holy Martyr LonginusThe divine Matthew the Evangelist, describing the Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ, says: "Now when the centurion and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that were done, they feared greatly, saying: "Truly this was the Son of God" " (Matt. 27:54). That centurion was this blessed Longinus, who, with two other of his soldiers, came to believe in Jesus as the Son of God. He was the officer in command both at the Lord"s crucifixion on Golgotha and in the watch that guarded the tomb. When the Jewish elders learned of Christ"s Resurrection, they bribed the soldiers to spread the falsehood that Christ had not risen, but that His disciples had stolen His body. The Jews tried to bribe Longinus also, but without success. Then the Jews resorted to their usual practice: they conspired to kill Longinus. Discovering this, Longinus took off his army belt, received baptism from the apostles together with his two friends, and with them secretly left Jerusalem and went to Cappadocia. There he gave himself to fasting and prayer and, as a living witness of the Resurrection of Christ, turned many pagans to the true Faith by his testimony. He then went off to a village where his father had property, but the wicked Jews would not even there leave him in peace. In response to slander on their part, Pilate sent soldiers to behead Longinus. Holy Longinus foresaw in his spirit the approach of his executioners and, going out to meet them, took them to his home without telling them who he was. The soldiers lay down to sleep, and St Longinus spent the whole night preparing for death. In the morning, he went and brought his two friends, dressed himself in white grave-clothes, told the others in the house what was happening and showed them a place on a hillock to bury him. He then revealed himself to the soldiers as the Longinus whom they were seeking. The soldiers were embarrassed and ashamed, and would not think of beheading Longinus, but he laid it on them to carry out their superior"s command, and he and his two friends were beheaded. Longinus"s head was taken by the soldiers to Pilate; Pilate gave it to the Jews and they flung it onto a dung-heap outside the city.

Our Holy Father Longinus the Lover of Labour

Our Holy Father Longinus the Lover of LabourA monk of the Kiev Caves in the eleventh century, he was doorkeeper in the monastery and had such a pure and grace-filled heart that he knew the disposition of everyone who went into the monastery, and with what disposition others left it. His wonderworking relics are preserved in the cave of St Theodosius.

Venerable Malus the Hermit



Venerable Sabinus, monk



Holy Nobleborn Princess Evpraxia of Pskov

Holy Nobleborn Princess Evpraxia of PskovHoly Nobleborn Princess Evpraxia of Pskov, in the world Evphrosynia, was the daughter of the Polotsk prince Rogvolod Borisovich, and an aunt to holy Prince Dovmont-Timophei (Comm. 20 May). She was the wife of the Pskov princeYaroslav Vladimirovich. Prince Yaroslav fled from Pskov to Livonia and there married a German. Together with the Teutonic knights he several times made incursions upon the Russian lands, and in 1231 he seized Izborsk. After the departure of her husband, Evphrosynia turned to deeds of piety. In the year 1243 she built on the banks of the River Velika a monastery in the name of Saint John the Forerunner, and became its hegumeness...

October 2017
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Martyrs Prince Elizbar and Prince Shalva of Ksani, Georgia (1661)
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St Theodore, Prince of Yaroslavl
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Martyrs Artemidorus and Thalos
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Martyrs Eusebius, Nestabus, Zeno, and Nestor the Confessor of Gaza (4th c.)
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Martyrs Isaac and Martin
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Venerable Polyxena (109)
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St. Galacteon, monk of Vologda (1612)
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St. Arsenius the Great, Catholicos of Georgia (887)
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 St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow
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25 Martyrs drowned in the sea
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Venerable Herodion, abbot, of Iloezersk (1541)
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St. Onuphrius the Wonderworker of Garesja, Georgia (18th c.)
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Martyr Mardonius
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St. Melchizedek, catholicos-patriarch of Georgia (11th c.)
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St Pajsije of Janjevo, Serbian Patriarch
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Martyr Theagenes
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Martyr Evdemoz the Catholicos of Georgia (1642)
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Venerable Fathers and Mothers of the Klarjeti Wilderness (9th c.)
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Virgin-martyr Eroteis of Cappadocia
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Venerable Joseph, elder of Mokhevi, wonderworker of Georgia (1763)
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Venerable Tryphon, abbot, of Vyatka (1612)
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Venerable Peter of Galatia (9th c.)
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Venerable Ambrose of Optina (1891)
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Venerable Theophanes, faster of the Kiev Caves (12th c.)
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Venerables Amphilochius (1452), Macarius, and Tarasius, abbots, and Theodosius, monk, of Glushitsa Monastery (Vologda)
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St. Anthony Metropolitan of Chkondidi and his disciple Hieromonk Jacob the Elder (18th-19th c.)
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St. Ignatius, metropolitan of Mithymna (1566)
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St. John, bishop of Suzdal (1385)
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Holy Nobleborn Princess Evpraxia of Pskov
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Holy Martyr Kozman
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Venerables Symeon, Theodore (monks), and Euphrosyne
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