In Memoriam: Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor)

19 Oct 2020 • In Memoriam With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the repose of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) from 1977 until his retirement in 2002. His Beatitude fell asleep in the Lord October 19, 2020 in Canonsburg, PA … [Read more…]

Apostle and Evangelist Luke

Commemorated on October 18 The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, was a native of Syrian Antioch, a companion of the holy Apostle Paul (Phil.1:24, 2 Tim. 4:10-11), and a physician enlightened in the Greek medical arts. Hearing about Christ, Luke arrived in Palestine and fervently accepted the preaching of salvation from the Lord Himself. As one … [Read more…]

Synaxis of All Saints of Alaska

Commemorated on September 24 On the anniversary of the arrival of the Russian missionaries in Alaska (1794), we remember the New Martyrs Saint Peter the Aleut, Protomartyr of America, and Saint Juvenal. Troparion — Tone 4 Today Alaska rejoices and America celebrates, / for the new world has been sanctified by martyrdom / Kodiak echoes with … [Read more…]

The Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John

Commemorated on August 29 The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist: The Evangelists Matthew (Mt.14:1-12) and Mark (Mark 6:14-29) provide accounts about the martyric end of John the Baptist in the year 32 after the Birth of Christ. https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2020/08/29/102419-the-beheading-of-the-holy-glorious-prophet-forerunner-and-baptis Troparion — Tone 2 The memory of the righteous is celebrated … [Read more…]

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…]