Friday, January 22 / 9 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day January 9 / 22. Afterfeast of the Theophany. Martyr Polyeuctus of Melitine in Armenia. Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia. St. Eustratius the wonderworker. Prophet Shemaiah (Samaia, Semeias) (III Kgs 12:22). St. Peter, Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia, and brother of St. Basil the Great and…

Thursday, January 21 / 8 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day January 8 / 21. St. George the Chozebite, abbot. St. Domnica of Constantinople. St. Emilian the Confessor, bishop of Cyzicus. St.Gregory of the Kiev Caves. St. Elias the hermit of Egypt. Martyrs Julian and his wife Basilissa, and with them Marcionilla and herson Celsus, Anthony, Anastasius, seven children…

Wednesday, January 20 / 7 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day January 7 / 20. Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John [Acts 19:1-8; Jn 1:29-34]. New-MartyrAthanasius of Attalia. Photo of the Day Orthodox clergy gathered for the March for Life in Olympia, Washington. Well over six thousand people stood on the state capital steps, giving…

Tuesday, January 19 / 6 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Holy Theophany Saints of the Day January 6 / 19. THE HOLY THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. New Hieromartyr Romanus,beheaded by the Turks. New-Martyrs priest Andrew, and with him Lydia, Domnica, Maria and his two daughters (1919). Repose of Schemamonk Nicholas of Valaam (1824), Schemamonk Sergius (Yanovsky), disciple…

Monday, January 18 / 5 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day January 5 / 18. Fast day; wine and oil allowed. Eve of the Theophany. Martyrs. Theopemptus, Bishop of Nicomedia, and Theonas.St. Syncletica of Alexandria. Prophet Micah. Virgin Apollinaris of Egypt. St. Gregory of Crete, monk. St. Phosterius the hermit. St.Menas of Sinai. Martyr Theoidus. Martyr Sais. New-Martyr Romanus…

Sunday, January 17 / 4 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Forefeast of the Theophany Saints of the Day January 4 / 17. Forefeast of the Theophany. Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles: James the brother of the Lord, Markthe Evangelist, Luke the Evangelist, Cleopas the brother of Joseph the Betrothed, Symeon the son of Cleopas, Barnabas, Justus,Thaddaeus, Ananias, Stephen the Archdeacon; Philip, Prochorus,…

Saturday, January 16 / 3 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day January 3 / 16. Prophet Malachias. Martyr Gordius at Caesarea in Cappadocia. St. Genevieve of Paris. Repose of Schema-hierodeacon Elder Pantileimon, founder of Kostychev Convent (1884). Photo of the Day I’m truly grateful to our friend and supporter, Nick Buick, of San Francisco, for making it possible for…

Friday, January 15 / 2 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day St. Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, Hieromartyr Theogenes, Bishop ofParium on the Hellespont. St. Sylvester of the Kiev Caves. St. Theopemptus, monk. St. Theodota, mother of the first SaintsCosmas and Damian. St. Mark the Deaf-mute. Martyr Sergius of Caesarea in Cappadocia. Martyr Theopistus. St. Cosmas,Archbishop of Constantinople. New-Martyr Zorsisus.…

Thursday, January 14 / 1 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Circumcision of Our Lord Saints of the Day January 1 / 14. The Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ; St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesaria in Cappadocia. Martyr Basilof Ancyra. St. Fulgentius, Bishop of Ruspe in North Africa. Martyr Theodotus. St. Gregory, Bishop of Nazianzus and father of St.Gregory the Theologian.…

Wednesday, January 13 / December 31 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 31 / January 13. Apodosis of the Nativity of Christ. St. Melania the Younger, nun of Rome. St. Gelasius, monk of Palestine. St. Gaius, monk. St. Theophylactus of Ochrid. (Greek Calendar: Ten Virgin Martyrs of Nicomedia. Martyrs Busiris,Gaudentius and Nemo. St. Zoticus, feeder of orphans.) Repose of…

Tuesday, January 12 / December 30 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 30 / January 12. Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ. Virgin Martyr Anysia at Thessalonica. Martyr Zoticus, Keeper of Orphans. Martyr Philoterus of Nicomedia, and with him six soldiers and one count. St. Theodora, nun of Caesarea in Cappadocia.St. Theodora, nun of Constantinople. Apostle Timon the Deacon.…

Monday, January 11 / December 29 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day Photo of the Day I’m en route to the Northwest Regional, International Conference of Police Chaplains, where I’ll be attending a week long training seminar. We are gathering, as usual, at the Christian Conference Center in Canon Beach, Oregon. After all the police shootings, vigils at the hospitals…