Saturday, August 7 / July 25

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 25 / August 7. Dormition of the Righteous Anna, mother of the Most Holy Theotokos [Gal 4:22-31; Lk 8:16-21]. Holy Women Olympias (Olympiada) the deaconess of Constantinople, and Virgin Eupraxia of Tabenna. St. Macarius, abbot of Sheltovod and Unzha. St. Christopher, abbot of Solvychegodsk (Vologda). Martyrs Sanctus, Maturus, Attalus, and Blandina of Lyons.…

Friday, August 6 / July 24

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 24 / August 6. Martyr Christina of Tyre. Holy Martyrs and Passion-bearers Boris and Gleb, in holy baptism Romanus and David. St. Polycarp, archimandrite of the Kiev Caves. New-Martyr Athanasius of Ikia. New-Martyr Theophilus of Zakynthos. Martyr Hermogenes. St. Pachomius, abbot, on the Lake, friend of St. Dionysius of Glushets (Vologda). (Greek Calendar:…

Thursday, August 5 / July 23

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 23 / August 5. Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus, and 13 others in Lycia. Hieromartyr Apollinaris, Bishop of Ravenna. Righteous Anna (Hannah), mother of the Prophet Samuel. Commemoration of the Miraculous Appearance of the Mother of God at Pochaev, which saved the monastery from the assault of the Tatars and Turks (1675). Translation of the…

Wednesday, August 4 / July 22 (Church Calendar)

Saints of the Day July 22 / August 4. Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalen [I Cor 9:2-12; Jn 20:11-18]. Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope. Woman-martyr Marcella of Chios. St. Cornelius, monk of Pereyaslavl. Photo of the Day A shrine, near the entrance to the Monastery. Quote of the Day “If we reproach the sins of brothers, then God will…

Tuesday, August 3 / July 21

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 21 / August 3. St. Symeon of Emesa, fool-for-Christ, and his fellow faster St. John. Prophet Ezekiel. St. Onuphrius the Silent of the Kiev Caves. St. Onesimus, recluse of the Kiev Caves. Opening of the Relics of St. Anna of Kashin. Martyr Victor of Marseilles. St. Anna, mother of St. Sava the Serbian.…

Monday, August 2 / July 20

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 20 / August 2. Holy Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah St. Abramius of Galich or Chukhloma Lake, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh. Opening of the Relics of St. Athanasius, abbot of Brest-Litovsk. New-Martyr Lydia, and with her the soldiers Alexei and Cyril (1928) Priest Philosoph Ornalsky and those with him (1918). Repose of…

Sunday, August 1 / July 19

(Church Calendar) Fathers of the 6th Councils Saints of the Day July 19 / August 1. St. Macrina, sister of St. Basil the Great. St. Dius, abbot of Antioch. Blessed Romanus, prince of Ryazan. Opening of the Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov Blessed Stephen, king of Serbia, and his mother St. Militsa. St. Paisius of the Kiev Caves. New-Martyr…

Saturday, July 31 / 18

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 18 / 31. Martyr Emilian of Silistria in Bulgaria. Martyr Hyacinth of Amastris. St. John the Long-suffering of the Kiev Caves. St. Pambo, hermit of Egypt. St. Pambo, recluse of the Kiev Caves. St. Leontius, abbot of Karikhov (Novgorod). (Greek Calendar: Martyr Marcel. Martyrs Dasius and Maron. Saints Stephen, Archbishop of Constantinople, and…

Friday, July 30 / 17

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 17 / 30. Great-Martyr Marina (Margaret) of Antioch in Pisidia. Translation of the Relics of St. Lazarus, monk of Mt. Galerius near Ephesus. St. Irenarchus, abbot of Solovki. St. Leonides Leonid), abbot of Ustnedumsk (Vologda). New-Martyrs Priests Ismael and Michael (Rozhdestvensky). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Speratus and Veronica. St. Euphrasius of Iconopolis, Bishop). Photo…

Thursday, July 29 / 16

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 16 / 29. Hieromartyr Athenogenes, Bishop of Heracleopolis, and his ten disciples. Martyrs Paul and two sisters, Chionia (Thea) and Alevtina (Valentina), at Caesaria in Palestine. Martyr Antiochus, physician of Sebaste. Martyr Faustus. Virgin Martyr Julia of Carthage. (Greek Calendar: 1015 Martyrs of Pisidia. Martyr Athenogenes.) Repose of Elder Theodore of Glinsk Hermitage…

Wednesday, July 28 / 15

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 15 / 28. Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir (in holy baptism Basil), Enlightener of the Russian Land Martyrs Cyricus (Quiricus) and his mother Julitta of Tarsus. Martyr Abudimus of the isle of Tenedos. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Lollianus. Finding of the head of St. Matrona of Chios.) Photo of the Day Monastic cells. Quote…

Tuesday, July 27 / 14

(Church Calendar) Saints of the Day July 14 / 27. Apostle Aquila of the Seventy, and St. Priscilla. St. Ellius (Hellius) of Egypt. St. Onesimus, monk of Magnesia. St. Stephen, abbot of Makhrishche (Vologda).. Martyr Justus at Rome. St. Nicodemus of Mt. Athos (spiritual writer). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Aquila, Hilary, Peter the New, and Heraclius.) Service to Saints Cyricus and…