16 Mar 2017
Julian calendar:
03 Mar 2017
Pred. March Next
PayPal
Pred. 2017 Next


The Holy Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus and Basiliscus

The Holy Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus and BasiliscusThey were comrades of St Theodore the Tyro. When glorious Theodore gloriously laid down his life, they remained behind in prison, and were not condemned for a long time because of the courage of the imperial governor of the town of Amasea. When a new governor arrived, more inhuman than his predecessor, he ordered these three to be brought before him. All three were young men; Eutropius and Cleonicus were brothers and Basiliscus a kinsman of Theodore"s. But all three were, through their brotherly love, as blood-brothers. And they therefore said to the governor: "As the Holy Trinity is indivisible, so are we indivisible in faith and inseparable in love. `All flattery on the governor"s part was in vain, as were all his efforts to bribe Eutropius. He first invited him to dine with him, which Eutropius refused with a quotation from the Psalms: `Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsels of the ungodly", after which he offered him vast wealth - 150 litres of silver - which Eutropius likewise refused, reminding the governor that Judas lost his soul for silver. After all these attempts, followed by interrogation and torture, the first two were condemned to be crucified, for which they gave thanks to Christ that He had counted them worthy to die the death He had died; and the third, Basilicus, was beheaded. They all entered into the Kingdom of joy, where their commander, Theodore, was waiting for them, glorified before Christ the Lord and Victor. They suffered with honour in 308.

St Piama of Egypt

St Piama of EgyptShe refused, for the sake of Christ, to marry, and gave herself to asceticism in her mother"s house. She took only a little food every other day, and spent her time in prayer and meditation, being gifted with insight. She departed this life peacefully, commending her soul to the Lord, in about the year 377.

An Unknown Girl in Alexandria

She was from a wealthy house, having a good father who suffered much and had a difficult death, and an evil mother who had an easy life, died in peace and was buried with honour. In uncertainty whether to live by the example of her father or her mother, this maiden had a vision, in which the state of her father and of her mother were shown to her. She saw her father in the Kingdom of God, and her mother in darkness and torment. This determined her to devote her whole life to God, and, like her father, follow the commandments of God without regard to any opposition or misfortune that she might have to endure. And she followed the commandments of God to the end, with His help, and was made worthy of the Kingdom of heaven, in which she was reunited with her beloved father.

Sts. Zeno and Zoilus



March 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSut
   Saint Flavian, Archbishop of Antioch
1
water
Saint Finan
2
oil & wine
St Flavian
3
water
Our Holy Father Dositheus
4
oil & wine
The Hieromartyr Sadok
5
oil & wine
St John III Scholasticus, Patriarch of Constantinople
6
water
St Papius of Hierapolis
7
water
Saint Boisil or Boswell
8
water
Saint Cumein, Abbot of Iona
9
oil & wine
Our Holy Father Paphnutius of Kephala
10
water
The Holy Martyr John Calpha (Kalphes)
11
oil & wine
The Holy Martyr Julian the Gout-Sufferer
12
oil & wine
Blessed Nicolas, the Fool for Christ of Pskov
13
water
Saint David of Wales
14
water
St. Sabbatius, monk, of Tver (1434), and his disciple St. Euphrosynus (1460)
15
water
Sts. Zeno and Zoilus
16
water
Venerable Gerasimus, monk, of Vologda (1178)
17
water
Monk-martyr Adrian, abbot of Poshekhonye and his fellow-ascetic St. Leonidas
18
oil & wine
Icon of the Mother of God “Czestochowa”
19
oil & wine
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
water
St. Theodora, queen of Arta, wife of Despot Michael II of Epirus (1275)
24
water
Righteous Phineas the grandson of Aaron
25
oil & wine
Martyr Sabinus (Abibus) of Egypt (303)
26
oil & wine
St Theognostus, Metropolitan of Kiev
27
water
Venerable Nicander, monk, of Gorodets (Novgorod) (1603)
28
water
St. Serapion, archbishop of Novgorod (1516)
29
oil
Monk-martyr Paul of Crete (767)
30
oil
The 10,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia
31
oil & wine
 
If You liked our Work and effort then please consider to make a kind donation:
PayPal



Moon phases for March , 2017 (Serbia)
05 Mar 2017 First Quarter
12 Mar 2017 Full Moon
20 Mar 2017 Third Quarter
28 Mar 2017 New Moon


Friends: