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Andrew the First-Called. The Life of a Blessed Martyr

Andrew the First-Called. The Life of a Blessed Martyr

Fotis Kondoglou   30 November is the feast-day of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called. All the Apostles died martyr’s deaths [1], preaching the Gospel in various countries. Only one was martyred in Greece, Saint Andrew the First-Called, that is, the first who went to be with Christ. He was...
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Sermon on the feast day of the holy martyrs Demetrios and Nestor (26&27 October)

Sermon on the feast day of the holy martyrs Demetrios and Nestor (26&27 October)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   October 27th is the day the Church honors the Martyr St. Nestor, whose life and martyrdom are directly linked to the glorious Martyr St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki. It is for this reason that the lives and testimony of these famous saints be studied together. In...
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The Holy New Martyr Iakovos, 1 November 1519 (500 years since his martyrdom)

The Holy New Martyr Iakovos, 1 November 1519 (500 years since his martyrdom)

The blessed martyr Iakovos (James) was born in the village of Voevonades, which is not far from Kastoria and was baptized Ioannis. His parents, Martinos and Paraskevi, were poor but devout. Apart from Ioannis, they had another son and the parents divided what they had between them. Ioannis became involved...
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Feast of Great Martyr Demetrios, The Myrrh-Streamer

Feast of Great Martyr Demetrios, The Myrrh-Streamer

Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedonia and was widely admired not only because of his noble ancestry and grace of bearing, but also for virtue, wisdom and goodness of...
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A sailor distinguished for his purity: The Holy New Martyr Triandafyllos

A sailor distinguished for his purity: The Holy New Martyr Triandafyllos

Martyred in Constantinople on 8 August, 1680. The saint came from Zagora in Magnisia. He worked as a sailor on ships and was distinguished for the purity of his life and the modesty of his morals. He also kept the flame of his love for Christ burning in his heart....
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Stoned by Julian the Apostate: The Holy Martyr Dometios the Persian and his two disciples

Stoned by Julian the Apostate: The Holy Martyr Dometios the Persian and his two disciples

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite   He was born in the time of Constantine the Great and came from Persia. After being instructed in the faith by a Christian called Avaros, he abandoned the religion of his fathers and everything to do with his relatives. He went to the town of...
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Saint Panteleimon, the Great Martyr

Saint Panteleimon, the Great Martyr

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   St. Panteleimon, the Great Doctor and Martyr, was born at the end of the 3rd century AD. His father, Eustrogios, was not only very rich but was well known for his zeal in idol worship; whereas his mother St. Euboule was a faithful Orthodox Christian...
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Pre-orders now available for Cypriot monastery’s groundbreaking new book on the Royal Martyrs

Pre-orders now available for Cypriot monastery’s groundbreaking new book on the Royal Martyrs

Mesa Potamos, Cyprus, July 22, 2019 With great joy and feelings of deep emotion, the monastic brotherhood of the Holy Monastery of St. John the Forerunner of Mesa Potamos, Cyprus announces to the reading public that pre-orders of the book The Romanov Royal Martyrs: What Silence Could Not Conceal are...
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Holy Martyr Aimilianos (18 July): free man and servant

Holy Martyr Aimilianos (18 July): free man and servant

When Julian the Apostate came to power as emperor (361), he scorned both the good that had been achieved by Saint Constantine the Great and everything he had gained from his own Christian upbringing. He upset public order with his tyranny and railed against God, doing his level best, with...
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Alexander Schmorell, the New Martyr

Alexander Schmorell, the New Martyr

Yannis Zervos   Alexander Schmorell was the co-founder – along with his friend Hans Scholl – of the anti-Nazi resistance group the ‘White Rose’, which tried to stir up the conscience of the Germans against the regime by distributing leaflets through the post. We were made aware of his canonization...
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New Martyr Vukasin of Klepci

New Martyr Vukasin of Klepci

Our father among the saints, Vukašin Mandrapa of Klepci, was a Serbian Orthodox Christian from Herzegovina who was martyred by fascists during World War II for refusing to acknowledge the local nazi leader Ante Pavelic. Little is known about the life of Saint Vukasin. What is known about him is...
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The winner of the trophy of love (In memory of the great Martyr, St George, the Trophy bearer)

The winner of the trophy of love (In memory of the great Martyr, St George, the Trophy bearer)

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi Our Church today celebrates the feast of a martyr. If we try to pay any tribute to the celebrated martyr, we will demean him. This particular Saint is the glory of all martyrs, the boast of the Saints and the prestige of the Heavens and the...
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