God Gives Us Something to Bring Us Closer

God Gives Us Something to Bring Us Closer

Did you know God gives us Something to Bring us Closer to Him? A long time ago, the “custodian” was a helper in the household who took the kids to school to learn. Or sometimes, the “custodian” was somebody who taught the children in the house, like a tutor. He...

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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 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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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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The Holy New- Virgin Martyr Kyranna, Patron Saint of Ossa, Langada

The Holy New- Virgin Martyr Kyranna, Patron Saint of Ossa, Langada

Saint Kyranna was born in Avissoka, Thessaloniki, now known as Ossa in the region of Langada. Her external beauty was commensurate to the internal beauty of her soul in that she was endowed with the virtues of modesty as well as prudence. And thus she lived, close to her parents....

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