Christ is Risen!

Monday, April 20 / April 7 (Church Calendar) Bright Monday Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Saints of the Day: April 7 / 20. St. George, Bishop of Mitylene. Martyr Calliopus at Pompeiopolis in Cilicia. Martyrs Rufinus deacon, Aquilina, and 200 soldiers at Sinope. St. Serapion of Egypt, monk. St. Daniel, abbot of Peryaslavl-Zalesski. St. Nilus, abbot of Sora.…

Sunday, April 19 / April 6 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Christ is Risen ! Greetings on the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. Article of the Day: The Miracle of the Holy Fire, has taken place every Pascha, since at least the 12th century, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It only takes place…

Saturday, April 18 / April 5 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Great and Holy Saturday Saints of the Day April 5 / 18. Martyrs Theodulus, reader, and Agathapodes, deacon, and those with them at Thessalonica. St. Publius of Egypt, monk. Saints Theonas, Symeon, and Phorbinus, of Egypt. St. Theodora, nun of Thessalonica. St. Mark the Anchorite of Athens. St. Plato, abbot of the…

Temple in Black and White

Friday, April 17 / April 4 (Church Calendar) Holy and Great Friday Photo of the Day Temple in black and white. Saints of the Day April 4 / 17. St. Joseph the Hymnographer. St. George, monk of Mt. Maleon in the Peloponnesus. St. Zosimas, monk of Palestine. Virgin Martyr Pherbutha of Persia, her sister and servants. St. Theonas, Metropolitan of…

St. Basil's Cathedral

Thursday, April 16 / April 3 (Church Calendar) Holy and Great Thursday Photo of the Day A photo of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, in Moscow, Russia, I took a few years ago. Saints of the Day April 3 / 16. St. Nicetas the Confessor, abbot of Medikion. St. Illyricus of Mt. Myrsinon in the Peloponnesus. Martyrs Elpidephorus, Dius, Bithonius, and Calycus.…

Interior of Temple

Wednesday, April 15 / April 2 (Church Calendar) Holy and Great Wednesday Photo of the Day Interior of our Monastery’s temple, during Great and Holy Lent. Saints of the Day April 2 / 15. St. Titus the wonderworker. Martyrs Amphianus (Apphianus) and Edesiua (Aedesius) of Lycia. Martyr Polycarp of Alexandria. St. Gregory, ascetic of Nicomedia. (Greek Calendar: Virgin Martyr Theodora…

“The Light of Christ shineth upon all.”

Tuesday, April 14 / April 1 (Church Calendar) Holy and Great Tuesday Photo of the Day “The Light of Christ shineth upon all.” The evening celebration of the Presanctified Liturgy, in the Monastery’s temple. Saints of the Day April 1 / 14. St. Mary the Egyptian. St. Euthymius, monk of Suzdal. St. Macarius, abbot of Pelecete. Martyrs Gerontius and Basilides.…

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

Monday, April 13 / March 31 (Church Calendar) Great and Holy Monday Photo of the Day One of my favorite photographs of myself, standing next to His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is a treasure, pure and simple, to all of us English language converts to Orthodox Christianity, having made the Faith so accessible by his wonderful writing style, and…

Monk Cyprian

Sunday, April 12 / March 30 (Church Calendar) Palm Sunday Photo of the Day Monk Cyprian from Vancouver, British Columbia, is spending three days in retreat with us. Saints of the Day March 30 / April 12. St. John (Climacus) of Sinai, author of The Ladder. St. John the Silent of St. Sabbas’ Monastery. St. Zosimas, Bishop of Syracuse. Prophet…

Saturday, April 11 / March 29 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Lazarus Saturday Photo of the Day Our dear friend and benefactor, Doctor Bob Fouty, standing next to the iconostasis he has been constructing. Saints of the Day March 29 / April 11. Martyr Mark, Bishop of Arethusa. Martyr Cyril the deacon of Heliopolis, and others who suffered under Julian the Apostate. St.…

Friday, April 10 / March 28 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day The south deacon’s door is in place. Saints of the Day March 28 / April 10. St. Hilarion the New, abbot of Pelecete. St. Stephen the Wonderworker, abbot of Tryglia. Martyrs Jonah and Barachisius and those with them in Persia: Zanithas, Lazarus, Maruthas (Marotas),…

Presanctified Liturgy

Thursday, April 9 / March 27 (Church Calendar) ~Great and Holy Lent~ Photo of the Day The celebration of the Presanctified Gifts, in the Monastery’s temple. Saints of the Day March 27 / April 9. St. Matrona of Thessalonica. Martyrs Manuel and Theodosius. St. John the Clairvoyant, anchorite of Egypt. St. Cyricus (Quiricus), monk of Thrace. Prophet Hanani (Ananias) (II…