Dawn Over the Monastery

Saturday, January 31 / January 18 (Church Calendar) Saints of the Day January 18 / 31. St. Athanasius the Great, and St. Cyril, Archbishops. of Alexandria [Heb 13:7-16; Matt 5:14-19]. St. Marcian of Cyrrhus in Syria, monk. Martyr Xenia. St. Maximus, ruler of Serbia, metropolitan. St. Athanasius, abbot of Syandemsk. St.Silvanus of Palestine, monk. St. Athanasius of Novolotsk, monk. St.…

The Monastery's Central Plaza

Friday, January 30 / January 17 (Church Calendar) Saints of the Day January 17 / 30. St. Anthony the Great. Emperor St. Theodosius the Great. St. Achilles the Confessor, hermit of Egypt. St.Anthony the New, of Berrhia in Macedonia. St. Anthony of Dymsk (Novgorod). St. Anthony of Krasny Kholm, monk. St. Anthony of Chernoezersk, monk. St. Anthony the Roman, of…

A Word from the Patriarch-elect

29 January 2009, 14:10 Christian shouldn’t look gloomy – the newly elected Patriarch speaking about Orthodox fashion and smiles Moscow, January 29, Interfax – A believer can’t look and feel gloomy, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, the newly elected by the Russian Church Local Council Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, used to say at his meetings with youth.…

Thursday, January 29 / January 16 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Chains of Saint Peter Saints of the Day January 16 / 29. Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy Glorious Apostle Peter Martyrs Speusippus, Eleusippus, and Meleusippus the brothers, their grandmother Leonilla, and with them Neon, Turbo, and the woman Jonilla (Jovilla), in Cappadocia.Martyr Danax in Macedonia. New Hieromartyr Damascene of…

Wednesday, January 28 / January 15 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day January 15 / 28. St. Paul of Thebes in Egypt, and St. John Calabytes (Hut-dweller), monks [Gal 5:22-6:2; Matt 11:27-30].Monk-martyr Pansophius of Alexandria. St. Gabriel, founder of Lesnov Monastery in Bulgaria. St. Prochorus, abbot in Vranski desert on the river Pshina in Bulgaria. St. Maximus of Nola. Scripture…

We have a new Patriarch!

It is with great joy and gladness that I announce, WE HAVE A PATRIARCH! Metropolitan Kyrill has been elected Patriarch of Moscow and All Russian. Glory to God for His Great Mercy, and His Loving Kindness! Click on this site, and scroll down for photographs of the proceedings, which took place in Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/541442.html

Tuesday, January 27 / January 14 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day January 14 / 27. Apodosis of the Theophany. The Holy Fathers slain at Sinai and Raithu: Isaiah, Sabbas, Moses and his discipleMoses, Jeremiah, Paul, Adam, Sergius, Domnus, Proclus, Hypatius, Isaac, Macarius, Mark, Benjamin, Eusebius, Elias andothers. St. Stephen, abbot of Chenolakos Monastery near Chalcedon. St. Theodulus, son of…

Monday, January 26 / January 13 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day January 13 / 26. Afterfeast of the Theophany. Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus at Belgrade. Martyr Peter of Anium, at Hierapolis.St. James, Bishop of Nisibis. Martyr Athanasius. Martyrs Pachomius and Papyrinus in Greece. St. Maximus of Kavsokalyvia Sketeon Mt. Athos. St. Irinarch of Rostov. St. Eleazar of Anzersk Island…

The Morning Offering

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Sunday, January 25 / January 12 (Church Calendar) Sunday after Theophany Saints of the Day Commemorated Today Martyr Tatiana of Rome. St. Sabbas I, Archbishop of Serbia. Martyr Mertius of Mauretania. Martyr Peter Apselamus of Palestine. St. Eupraxia of Tabenna in Egypt. Virgin Martyr Euthasia. St. Martinian of Byelozersk, abbot. Blessed Galacteon,…

The Morning Offering

I’ve been told that some of you may be missing The Morning Offering, because your computer is removing it as “spam”. As well, it has also come to my attention that my whole daily offering could be sidelined, should I reach an email list number that would cause the whole thing to be deleted as spam. I’m thus creating a…

Introducing my new blog

I’ve been emailing The Morning Offering to almost five hundred individuals each morning, as a way of providing a way for those who’ve subscribed to my list, to start their days with the daily Scripture readings, quotes of the Fathers of the Church, and photos. Since the list has become rather large, I am now offering this on my own…