Posts about saints

The Sounding Blog

What’s in the Name?

During my last visit to the monasteries in Egypt, I was asked by family members to baptize their child at the monastery. When I went there the day of the…

Feb 20, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

Who is the newly-proclaimed Saint Meletios?

Evagoras Makhaira   On 27 November, 2013, the Ecumenical Patriarchate entered two new names into the Calendar of Saints of the Church: Porfyrios Kavsokalyvitis…

Feb 14, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

A Remarkable Royal Family

W. J. Lillie   February 3, Feast of Saint Werburga While it may be true that history doesn’t repeat itself, it is also true that human beings do….

Feb 03, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Holy Martyr Tryphon of Apamea

Saint Tryphon was born in Lampsakos, in Phrygia during the reign of the Emperor Gordian. From a young age, his task was to be a goose-herd. The ignominy…

Feb 01, 2017
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A scandal, many sins and a saint!

Ioannis Panayiotopoulos, Lecturer at the Theological School, Athens University   One of the most wonderful stories in the Lavsaïko describes the…

Jan 25, 2017
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The Saints Stand By Us

Dr Petros Panayiotopoulos When we refer to the life of a saint, we tend to extol their actions and promote them mostly on the basis of the wonderful things…

Dec 14, 2016
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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
Pemptousia Partnership

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
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Sunday of Orthodoxy

Fr. Lazarakis explains the importance of the Sunday of Orthodoxy and Icons. Icons teach us three important things that are critical to our salvation. Icons…

Mar 29, 2016
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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Martinian

  Daily Reading for February 13, 2016 Saint Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 5:14-23 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 2. Psalm 31.11,1 Be glad…

Feb 12, 2016