Posts about martyrs

Pemptousia Partnership

The Image of the Turks in the Vitae of the Neomartyrs of the Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Elpidoforos (Lambryniades) of Prusa   The image that one nation has for another goes through different levels of the social, cultural,…

Aug 18, 2017
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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…

Jul 18, 2017
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The Holy Victorious Martyr Marina – 17 July

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite Saint Marina was from a village in Pisidia, the daughter and only child of a certain Aidesios, a pagan priest, and lived…

Jul 17, 2017
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China’s New Martyrs

11 June 1900: a day of Diocletian-like persecution against the numerous Christians of the vast land of China. A day of anger and fire and upheaval. The…

Jun 14, 2017
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Encomium to the Holy Martyr Pelagia – 3

Saint John Chrysostom   If we’re to feel pride in the magnitude of our love, let us leave here to go home in the same good order as befits those…

May 10, 2017
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Encomium to the Holy Martyr Pelagia – 2

Saint John Chrysostom   Just think what a great thing it would have been for the judge to be sitting on his bench, the executioners at the ready,…

May 09, 2017
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Encomium to the Holy Martyr Pelagia – 1

Saint John Chrysostom   Blessed be our God: because women, too, now mock death, and maidens laugh at it, as do virgins, and, indeed, very young girls…

May 08, 2017
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Saint Dimitrios The Myrrh-Yielder – 2

James W. Lillie Another point of interest is that the church of Saint Dimitrios, for 60 years (1430-1490) remained as part of the local Church, when almost…

Oct 27, 2016
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Saint Dimitrios The Myrrh-Yielder – 1

James W. Lillie Saint Dimitrios is the protector and patron saint of Thessaloniki, a saint from whose relics myrrh flows and also a Great Martyr. There…

Oct 26, 2016
The Prayer Team

Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?

  Listen to the Daily Reading for March 20, 2016 – The Righteous Fathers Slain at the Monastery of Saint Savas EPISTLE READING Saint Paul’s…

Mar 19, 2016