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The Prophet Malachi

The Prophet MalachiHe was chronologically the last of the prophets, born after the return of the Jews from exile in Babylon in 538 B.C. He was unusually fair of face. According to folk-tradition, he was named "the angel", perhaps because of his outward fairness, or because of his purity of spirit, or, again, perhaps, because of his companionship with an angel, with whom he often spoke face to face. At these times, others also heard its voice but were not worthy to look on its face. The young prophet spoke forth that which the angel revealed to him. He cried out against the ingratitude of Israel and the sins of the priests. Five hundred years before Christ, he clearly foretold the coming and work of St John the Baptist (3:7). But he was chiefly the prophet of the Day of Judgment (4:1-3). He went to God young in years, and after him there was no prophet in Israel until John the Baptist.

The Holy Martyr Gordius

The Holy Martyr GordiusBorn in Caesarea of Cappadocia, he was an officer in the Roman army under the Emperor Licinius. At the outbreak of a terrible persecution, he left the army and his former rank and went into the Sinai desert. Alone on Mount Horeb, Gordius spent his time in prayer and in pondering the mysteries of heaven and earth. In particular he pondered on vanity and on the worthlessness of all for which people struggle and strive so on earth. He came finally to the desire to die and so move into that life that is without transience or corruptibility. With this desire, he went down into a town where pagan games were held. He presented himself to the governor as a Christian. The governor attempted in vain to turn him from the Faith with flattery and threats. Gordius remained unyielding and firm as diamond, saying: "qt would obviously be an act of the greatest folly to trade this brief life for eternal torment and spiritual peril." Condemned to death, he hastened joyfully to the place of execution, speaking with the executioners on the way of the wonderful and sweet knowledge of Christ. With the name of Christ onhis lips, he delivered his youthful body to the sword and his righteous soul to God in the year 320.

St Genevieve of Paris

St Genevieve of ParisProtectress of Paris, she became worthy of the Kingdom of God byfasting, prayer and works of mercy. She entered into rest on January 3rd, 512, at the age of 89.

October 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSut
   Martyrs Prince Elizbar and Prince Shalva of Ksani, Georgia (1661)
1
water
St Theodore, Prince of Yaroslavl
2
fast-free
Martyrs Artemidorus and Thalos
3
oil
Martyrs Eusebius, Nestabus, Zeno, and Nestor the Confessor of Gaza (4th c.)
4
fast-free
Martyrs Isaac and Martin
5
fast-free
Venerable Polyxena (109)
6
fast-free
St. Galacteon, monk of Vologda (1612)
7
fast-free
St. Arsenius the Great, Catholicos of Georgia (887)
8
water
 St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow
9
fast-free
25 Martyrs drowned in the sea
10
water
Venerable Herodion, abbot, of Iloezersk (1541)
11
fast-free
St. Onuphrius the Wonderworker of Garesja, Georgia (18th c.)
12
fast-free
Martyr Mardonius
13
fast-free
St. Melchizedek, catholicos-patriarch of Georgia (11th c.)
14
fast-free
St Pajsije of Janjevo, Serbian Patriarch
15
water
Martyr Theagenes
16
fast-free
Martyr Evdemoz the Catholicos of Georgia (1642)
17
oil
Venerable Fathers and Mothers of the Klarjeti Wilderness (9th c.)
18
fast-free
Virgin-martyr Eroteis of Cappadocia
19
fast-free
Venerable Joseph, elder of Mokhevi, wonderworker of Georgia (1763)
20
fast-free
Venerable Tryphon, abbot, of Vyatka (1612)
21
fast-free
Venerable Peter of Galatia (9th c.)
22
oil
Venerable Ambrose of Optina (1891)
23
fast-free
Venerable Theophanes, faster of the Kiev Caves (12th c.)
24
water
Venerables Amphilochius (1452), Macarius, and Tarasius, abbots, and Theodosius, monk, of Glushitsa Monastery (Vologda)
25
fast-free
St. Anthony Metropolitan of Chkondidi and his disciple Hieromonk Jacob the Elder (18th-19th c.)
26
fast-free
St. Ignatius, metropolitan of Mithymna (1566)
27
fast-free
St. John, bishop of Suzdal (1385)
28
fast-free
Holy Nobleborn Princess Evpraxia of Pskov
29
water
Holy Martyr Kozman
30
fast-free
Venerables Symeon, Theodore (monks), and Euphrosyne
31
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Moon phases for October , 2014 (Serbia)
01 Oct 2014 First Quarter
08 Oct 2014 Full Moon
15 Oct 2014 Third Quarter
23 Oct 2014 New Moon
31 Oct 2014 First Quarter


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