The Monastery's Russian Bells

Monday, March 2 / February 17 (Church Calendar) ~The Beginning of Great and Holy Lent~ Saints of the Day: February 17 / March 2. Great-Martyr Theodore the Tyro. Opening of the Relics of Martyr Menas of Alexandria (same as December 10). St. Mariamne, sister of Apostle Philip. St. Auxibius, Bishop of Soli in Cyprus. St. Theodosius the Bulgarian and his disciple…

The Russian tall ship, Pallada

Sunday, March 1 / February 16 (Church Calendar) ~Forgiveness Sunday~ Saints of the Day: February 16 / March 1. Martyrs Pamphilus presbyter, Valens deacon, Paul, Seleucus, Porphyrius, Julian, Theodulus, Elias, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Samuel and Danial, at Caesaria in Palestine. St. Marutha, Bishop of Martyropolis in Mesopotamia. Persian Martyrs with St. Maruthas. Martyr Romanus of Mt. Athos. New-Martyrs Priest Elias (1934) and…

The Village of Dockton

Saturday, February 28 / February 15 (Church Calendar) Saints of the Day February 15 / 28. Ap Onesimus of the Seventy. Synaxis of St. John the Theologian at Diaconissa. St. Eusebius, hermit of Syria.St. Paphnutius, monk, and his daughter St. Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria. Martyr Major of Gaza. St. Paphnutius, recluse of the Kiev Caves. St. Dalmatus, abbot and founder…

Friday, February 27 / February 14 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day February 14 / 27. St. Cyril, Equal-to-the Apostles, teacher of the Slavs. St. Auxentius, monk of Bithynia. St. Isaac, recluse of theKiev Caves. St. Maron, hermit of Syria. St. Abraham, Bishop of Charres in Mesopotamia. Translation of the Relics of Martyr Michael and his counselor Theodore of Chernigov.…

Seal of the Monastery

Thursday, February 26 / February 13 (Church Calendar) Saints of the Day February 13 / 26. St. Martinian, monk of Caesaria in Palestine. Holy woman Zoe and Virgin Photina. St Symeon the Myrrhgusher, prince of Serbia. St. Eulogius, Archbishop of Alexandria. St. Joseph of Volokolamsk. (Greek Calendar: Ap & Martyr Aquila, andPriscilla.) Repose of Archbishop George Konissky of Belo-Russia (1795)…

Wednesday, February 25 / February 12 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day February 12 / 25. St. Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch. St. Alexius, Metropolitan of Moscow and wonderworker of All Russia. St.Anthony, Patriarch of Constantinople. St. Mary, nun (who was called Marinus), and her father, St. Eugene, monk, at Alexandria.New-Martyr Chrestos at Constantinople. St. Bassian, abbot of Ryabovsky Forest Monastery,…

Blessing of the Onion Dome

Tuesday, February 24 / February 11 (Church Calendar) Saints of the Day February 11 / 24. Hieromartyr Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste. St. Demetrius, monk, wonderworker of Priluki (Vologda). St. Vsevelod (inholy baptism Gabriel), wonderworker of Pskov. St. Theodora, wife of Emperor Theophilus the Iconoclast. New-Martyr George of Serbia. (Greek Calendar: St. George, abbot in Serbia.) Repose of Archbishop Simon of…

Monday, February 23 / February 10 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day of Magnesia in Thessaly, and Martyrs Porphyrius and Baptus.MartyrsEnnatha, Valentina, and Paula of Palestine. St. Prochorus of the Kiev Caves. Saints Joachim, Luke, Germanus, Arcadius, Gregory,Martyrius, Anthony, Basil and Symeon, Bishops of Novgorod. St. Anna, wife of Yaroslav I. St. Anna, wife of Yaroslav I. St.Longinus, monk of…

Fisher Pond on Vashon Island

Sunday, February 22 / February 9 (Church Calendar) Meatfare Sunday Saints of the Day February 9 / 22. Opening of the Relics of St. Innocent of Irkutsk. Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch. Hieromartyrs Marcellus, Bishop of Sicily, Philagrius, Bishop of Cyprus, and Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina. Martyr Peter Damascene. Saints Nicephorus and Gennadius, monks of Vazheozersk (Vologda). St. Pancratius, hieromonk of…

Brother Christos

Saturday, February 21 / February 8 (Church Calendar) Saints of the Day February 8 / 21. Great-Martyr Theodore Stratelites (the General) and Prophet Zachariah. St. Sabbas II,Archbishop of Serbia. (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Nicephorus and Stephen. Martyrs Philadelphus and Polycarp. St. Macarius, Bishop of Paphus. St. Pergetus. Quote of the Day “When you are praying alone, and your spirit is dejected,…

The New Royal Doors

Friday, February 20 / February 7 (Church Calendar) Saints of the Day February 7 / 20. St. Parthenius, Bishop of Lampasacus on the Hellespont. St. Luke of Hellas. The 1,003 Martyrs of Nicomedia.(Greek Calendar: Six Martyrs of Phrygia. St. Peter of Monovatia, monk. Martyr Theopemptus and Synodia. St. Aprionus, Bishop ofCyprus. New-Martyr George of Crete.) Repose of Archimandrite Gennadius, ascetic…

The Monastery's Temple

Thursday, February 19 / February 6 (Church Calendar) Saints of the Day February 6 / 19. St. Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna. Martyr Julian of Emesa. Virgin Martyr Fausta, and with her Evilasius and Maximus, at Cyzicus. Virgin Martyr Dorothy, two sisters Christina and Callista, and Theophilus, at Caesaria in Cappadocia. Virgin Martyrs Martha and Mary, and their brother Lycarion, in…