Greatmartyr and Healer Panteleimon

Commemorated on July 27 The Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon was born in the city of Nicomedia into the family of the illustrious pagan Eustorgius, and he was named Pantoleon. His mother Saint Euboula (March 30) was a Christian. She wanted to raise her son in the Christian Faith, but she diedwhen the future martyr … [Read more…]

Martyrs Proclus and Hilary of Ancyra

Commemorated on July 12 The Holy Martyrs Proclus and Hilarion were natives of the village of Kallippi, near Ancyra, and they suffered during the time of a persecution under the emperor Trajan (98-117).  https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2020/07/12/102008-martyrs-proclus-and-hilary-of-ancyra Troparion — Tone 4 Your holy martyrs Proclus and Hilary, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from … [Read more…]

“Our Lady of Sitka” Icon of the Mother of God

Commemorated on July 8 The Sitka Icon of the Mother of God Located at the Cathedral of Saint Michael the Archangel in Sitka, Alaska is one of the most revered Icons in North America: the Sitka Mother of God. This Icon has been attributed to a famous Iconographer, Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky (1758-1826), a protégé of … [Read more…]

Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul (June 29, 2020)

Sermon on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Leaders of the Apostles by St. Gregory Palamas Homily Twenty-Eight 1. The commemoration of each of the saints on the appointed feast day is an occasion for town and country, citizens and their rulers to share in rejoicing, and brings great benefit to all who celebrate. … [Read more…]

Saints Peter and Paul Fast

The Apostles’ Fast will begin on Monday, June 15, and concludes on Monday, June 29, with the Glorious Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The Apostles’ Fast The Orthodox year has a rhythm, much like the tide coming in and going out – only this rhythm is an undulation between seasons of fasting and seasons … [Read more…]