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The Holy Prophet Micah the Second

The Holy Prophet Micah the SecondOf the tribe of Judah and from the village of Morasth, from which he took the name "the Morasthite", he was a contemporary of the prophets Isaiah, Amos and Hosea, and the Judean kings Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. He denounced the vices of his people and denounced also the prophets who prophesied "of wine and strong drink". He foretold the fall of Samaria, which would come about because the city"s elders take a bribe and the priests teach for hire, and prophets divine for money. "Therefore shall Sion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps". But, of all his prophecies, the most important are those of the Messiah, and especially of the place of His birth. He named Bethlehem as the birthplace of the Messiah, "whose goings-forth have been from of old, from everlasting" (5:2). It is not known certainly whether this prophet was killed by the Jews or died peacefully (see Jeremiah 26:18-19), but it is known that he was buried in his village, and that his relics were found, together with the relics of the Prophet Habakkuk, in the time of the Emperor Theodosius the Great, by some mysterious revelation received by the Bishop of Eleutheropolis.

The Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea

The Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of ApameaBorn in Cyprus of rich and eminent parents, he was well-educated, and married and had children. When his wife died, he withdrew to follow the monastic life in Syria, leaving his child to Providence. He became known for his compassion, meekness and spiritual learning, because of which the people of Apamea chose him as their bishop. As a bishop, he laboured with zeal to bring pagans to the Christian faith. When an idolatrous temple was burned down, the idolaters seized Marcellus and, on the pretext of his having caused it, threw him into the fire, in about 389. We find in St Marcellus"s `Life" that the blessing of water is mentioned, and its use.

Martyr Ursicius at Nicomedia



Martyr Luke the Soldier



New Martyr Simeon of Trebizond (1653)

For his unwillingness to convert to Islam, after imprisonment and torture, the Turks hanged him in 1653 in Constantinople.

Hieromartyr Nazarius, metropolitan of Kutaisi, Georgia, with Priest-martyrs Herman, Hierotheus, and Simon, and Archdeacon Bessarion (1924); Synaxis of the New Martyrs of Georgia who suffered under the Atheist Yoke (20th c.)

Hieromartyr Nazarius, metropolitan of Kutaisi, Georgia, with Priest-martyrs Herman, Hierotheus, and Simon, and Archdeacon Bessarion (1924); Synaxis of the New Martyrs of Georgia who suffered under the Atheist Yoke (20th c.)Metropolitan Nazarius of Kutaisi-Gaenati was born in 1872 in the village of Didi Jikhaishi in Imereti. His forefathers belonged to a long lineage of clergy, and the future metropolitan was nurtured in the Church from the earliest years of his youth. Nazarius (known in the world as Joseph) received his education at Kutaisi Theological School. In 1892 he graduated with honors from Tbilisi Seminary and began to serve in the Church, first as a deacon and later (from February 9, 1893) as a priest...

Translation of the relics of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Caves (1091)

Translation of the relics of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Caves (1091)The Monk Theodosii (Feodosii) of Pechersk, was the initiator of a life-in-common ustav (rule) and a father of monasticism in the Russian land. He was born at Vasilevo, not far from Kiev. From his youthful years he felt an irresistible attraction for the ascetic life, and led an ascetic lifestyle while still in his parental home. He disdained childish games and attractions, and constantly went to church...

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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oil & wine
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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