On the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

On the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

August 28 marked the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, according to the Julian calendar. Most of the world’s autocephalous, or self-governing, Orthodox Churches celebrate the feast along with Roman Catholics and some Protestants on August 15th.  However, the majority of the world’s Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Christians celebrate...

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The Spirit of the Martyrs

The Spirit of the Martyrs

  On October 26th we celebrated the Great Righteous and Victorious Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer. Pemtousia.com has published an excellent summation of the Martyr’s life which is available here: http://pemptousia.com/2015/10/october-26-feast-of-great-martyr-saint-demetrios-the-myrrh-streamer/ In this day in age we often times think that the Christian persecutions and martyrdoms of the Saints were so...

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