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The Holy Apostles Silas, Silvanus, Crescens, Epaenetus and Andronicus

The Holy Apostles Silas, Silvanus, Crescens, Epaenetus and AndronicusThese are all among the Seventy. St Silas was sent from Jerusalem to Antioch with Paul and Bamabas, to settle a quarrel among the faithful concerning circumcision: namely, whether or not it was necessary to circumcise pagans who had embraced Christianity (Acts 15:22). After that, Silas travelled with Paul around Asia and Macedonia, and was installed as Bishop of Corinth, where he died peacefully. Silvanus helped the two greatest apostles (I Pet. 5:12; II Cor. 1:19). As bishop in Salonica, he laboured much and suffered much, until he exchanged the earthly life for the heavenly. Crescens was a fellow-worker with the Apostle Paul (II Tim. 4: 10), and then bishop in Galatia and a missionary in Gaul, where he died a martyr for Christ under Trajan. St Epaenetus is mentioned by the Apostle Paul (Rom. 16:5), and became Bishop of Carthage. Andronicus (Rom. 16:7), Bishop of Pannonia, is also commemorated separately on May 17th.

The Hieromartyr Valentine

The Hieromartyr ValentineHe was bishop in the Italian town of Interamna. He healed the brother of the Roman tribune Frontanus of an illness. When Cherimon, the son of the eminent philosopher Craton, fell ill, Craton, at Frontanus"s advice, asked Bishop Valentine to come to Rome. Cherimon was all cramped-up, so that his head was caught between his knees. Valentine shut himself in the room with the sick boy and spent the whole night in prayer. "Me following day, he brought Cherimon out in full health, and gave him to his father. Then Craton was baptised, with his whole household and those of his pupils. Cherimon left his father"s house and went with Valentine. Then Abundius, son of the Roman Eparch, was baptised. Infuriated by this, the Eparch took Valentine and, after torturing him, had him beheaded. Three pupils of Craton: Proclus, Abibus and Apollonius, were beheaded at the same time. Abundius took their bodies and buried them. They all suffered in 273, and became citizens of the heavenly Kingdom.

The Hieromartyr Polychronius, Bishop of Babylon

When the Emperor Decius conquered Babylon, he arrested Polychronius, together with three priests, two deacons and two baptised princes, Eudin and Senis. Polychronius would make no reply before the Emperor, but kept silent, while St Parmenius, one of the priests, spoke for them all. The Emperor took the bishop and priests to Persia, to the city of Kordoba, and had them beheaded with an axe, but he took the princes with him to Rome, threw them first to the wild beasts and then had them slain with the sword. They all suffered with honour in 251.

St John the Soldier

St John the SoldierHe was a secret Christian. Sent by Julian the Apostate to slaughter Christians, he did not kill them but helped them to hide. Julian had him thrown into prison in Constantinople. When the wicked Emperor perished, John gave himself to the ascetic life, living in purity and holiness. He entered peacefully into rest in old age. After his death, he appeared to various people who needed his help. His prayers are of aid in the tracking-down of thieves.

Our Holy Mother Angelina of Serbia

Our Holy Mother Angelina of SerbiaWife of a Serbian despot, her relics lie in the monastery of Krusedol (see her life on December 12th).

Martyrs Proculus, Ephebus and Apollonius

The PriestMartyr Bishop Valentine (Valentinus or Ualentinos) and his Three Disciples the Holy Martyrs Proculus, Ephibius and Apollonius, and Righteous Avundius lived during the III Century. Saint Valentine was bishop in Umbria (Italy), in the city of Interamnum. He had the gift from God of healing various maladies through prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ. during this time there had come from Athens to Rome the three pagan youths Proculus, Ephibius and Apollonius, for further study in the Roman sciences and language. They found themselves a tutor, by the name of Craton, and lived in his home...

Saint Avundius

The PriestMartyr Bishop Valentine (Valentinus or Ualentinos) and his Three Disciples the Holy Martyrs Proculus, Ephibius and Apollonius, and Righteous Avundius lived during the III Century. Saint Valentine was bishop in Umbria (Italy), in the city of Interamnum. He had the gift from God of healing various maladies through prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ. during this time there had come from Athens to Rome the three pagan youths Proculus, Ephibius and Apollonius, for further study in the Roman sciences and language. They found themselves a tutor, by the name of Craton, and lived in his home...

Martyrs Parmenius, Helimenas, and Chrysotelus presbyters, Luke and Mocius deacons, and Abdon, Sennen, Maximus, and Olympius

The PriestMartyr Polychronios, Bishop of Babylon, Presbyters Parmenias, Elimos and Chrysotelos, Deacons Luke and Muko, Holy Persian Prince-Martyrs Abdones and Sennis, and the Holy Martyrs Olympios and Maximos suffered during the III Century during a time of persecution against Christians under the emperor Decius (249-251). Decius, having gained a victory over the Persians and having seized territories from them, found there many a Christian and he began a persecution against them...

Prince Tsotne Dadiani, the Confessor of Mingrelia (13th c.)

Prince Tsotne Dadiani, the Confessor of Mingrelia (13th c.)Saint Tsotne Dadiani, a virtuous military leader and the prince of Egrisi, lived in the middle of the 13th century. During that time Georgia languished under the yoke of Mongol oppression. After the death of Queen Rusudan, the Mongols began to exact exorbitant fees from the Georgian princes, and they established compulsory military service for their Georgian subjects. The situation became unbearable, and the Georgian nobility planned a massive rebellion against the invaders...

August 2017
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  Blessed Romanus, prince of Ryazan (1270)
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St. Ilia the Righteous
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New Hieromartyrs Simo Banjac and Milan Stojisavljevic and his son Martyr Milan of Glamoc, Serbia (1941-1945)
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The Holy Martyr Marcella
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Hieromartyr Apollinaris, bishop of Ravenna (75)
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Holy New Martyrs of Prebilovci
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New Hieromartyrs Vukosav Milanovic and Rodoljub Samardzic of Kulen Bakufa, Serbia (1941-1945)
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Venerable Ignatius, monk, of Mt. Stirion
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St. Ioasaph, metropolitan of Moscow (1555)
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Venerable George of Mt. Athos, the Builder (1029)
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Venerables Constantine and Cosmas, abbots of Kosinsk (Pskov) (13th c.)
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Prince Tsotne Dadiani, the Confessor of Mingrelia (13th c.)
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St Arsenius the Bishop of Ninotsminda
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Martyr Elessa of Cythera
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New Martyr Theodore of the Dardanelles (1690)
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Nine Kherkheulidze brothers, their mother and sister, and 9,000 others, who suffered on the field of Marabde, Georgia (1625)
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New Martyr Chrestos of Preveza (1668)
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Martyrs Cantidius, Cantidian and Sibelius (Sobel), of Egypt
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New Martyr Abbacum of Thessalonica (1628)
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Holy Ten Thousand Ascetics of Thebes
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Venerable Gregory, iconographer of the Kiev Caves (12th c.)
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Venerable Macarius, abbot of Oredezh (1532)
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Blessed Laurence, fool-for-Christ at Kaluga (1515)
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New Martyrs Anastasius of Asomaton in Asia Minor and Demetrius of Lesbos (1816)
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Monk-martyrs Gerontius, Serapion, Germanus, Bessarion, Michael, and Simeon of Garesja, slain by the Lekians (1851)
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Venerable Abba Dorotheos of Gaza
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Translation of the relics of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Caves (1091)
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Reverence list of the Dormition Icon of the Mother of God
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Holy Martyr Kristepore Guruli
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St. Tbeli Abuseridze of Khikhuni, Adjara (13th c.)
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St. Christodoulos the Philosopher, called the Ossetian, of Georgia (12th c.)
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