Saint Dimitrios The Myrrh-Yielder – 2

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 all the other churches in Thessaloniki had been turned into mosques after the fall of the city to the Turks in 1430. This...

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Saint Dimitrios The Myrrh-Yielder – 1

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 are actually conflicting accounts in the sources, but the overwhelming view is that he was born and bred in Thessaloniki. As a young man,...

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Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?

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 Letter to the Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Daniel 3.26,27 Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers. Verse: For you are...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saints Chrysanthus and Daria

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saints Chrysanthus and Daria

  Listen to the daily readings for March 19, 2016, according to the calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church. Saint Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 2:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Timothy, my son, be strong in the...

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Daily Reading for Saint Patrick

Daily Reading for Saint Patrick

Listen to the daily readings for March 17, 2016, according to the calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church. For Orthros – Isaiah 2:11-21 The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the pride of men shall be humbled; and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For...

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Daily Reading for Saint Savinos

Daily Reading for Saint Savinos

Listen to the daily readings for March 16, 2016, according to the calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church. For Vespers – Genesis 1:24-2:3 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Agapius

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Agapius

  March 15, 2016 For Vespers – Genesis 1:14-23 And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Quadratus

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Quadratus

March 10, 2016 Saint Jude’s First Universal Letter 1:11-25 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. Beloved, woe to the ungodly, for they walk in the way of Cain, and abandon themselves for the sake...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia

Listen to the Daily Reading for the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia

March 9, 2016 Saint Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 12:1-10 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 1. Psalm 11.7,1 You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us. Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed. Brethren, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Monday

Listen to the Daily Reading for Monday

March 7, 2016 Saint John’s Third Universal Letter 1:1-15 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 103.4,1 Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God you are very great. The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love...

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