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…

Sunday, January 10 / December 28 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 28 / January 10. Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ. The 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia, including: Glycerius, Zeno,Theophilus, Dorotheus, Mardonius, Migdonius, Indes, Gorgonius, Peter, Euthymius, and the virgins Agape, Domna, and Theophila.Apostle Nicanor the Deacon. St. Ignatius, monk of Lomsk (Vologda). St. Simon the Myrrh-gusher, founder of…

Saturday, January 9 / December 27 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 27 / January 9. Third Day of the Feast of the Nativity. Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen St. Theodore Graptus (the Branded, confessor, brother of St. Theophanes the Hymnographer. (services combined) St. Theodore, Archbishop ofConstantinople. St. Luke, monk of Tryglia. New-Martyrs Tikhon, Archbishop of Voronezh, and with…

Friday, January 8 / December 26 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 26 / January 8. Second Day of the Feast of the Nativity. Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos [Heb 2:11-19; Matt2:13-23]. Hieromartyr Euthymius, Bishop of Sardis. St. Evaristus of the Studion Monastery. St. Constantine, monk of Synnada.New Hieromartyr Constantius the Russian, at Constantinople. St. Nicodemus the Serbian.…

Thursday, January 7 / December 25 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! The Holy Nativity of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ Saints of the Day: December 25 / January 7. THE NATIVITY ACCORDING TO THE FLESH OF OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST The Adoration of the Magi: Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthasar. Commemoration of the shepherds in Bethlehem who were watching…

Wednesday, January 6 / December 24 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 24 / January 6. Nun-martyr Eugenia of Rome, and with her Martyrs Philip her father, Protus, Hyacinth (Jacinth), Basilla,and Claudia. St. Nicholas the monk of Bulgaria. St. Antioch, monk of Palestine, and St. Bitimionus of Scete. St. Aphrodisius,monk of Palestine. New-Martyr Achmed (Ahmet) the Calligrapher (or Architect)…