Science of the Saints, 17-II-2019 (4 Feb.), St.Isidore of Pelusium

The Monk Isidore of Pelusium lived during the fourth-fifth centuries. He was a native of Alexandria, and was raised amidst pious Christians. He was a kinsman of Theophilos, Archbishop of Alexandria, and of his successor, Saint Cyril. While still a youth he quit the world and withdrew within Egypt to Mount Pelusiotes, which became the … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 17-II-2019 (4 Feb.), St.Isidore of Pelusium

Science of the Saints, 16-II-2019 (3 Feb.), Righteous Simeon & Anna

Righteous Simeon the God-Receiver was, according to the testimony of the holy Evangelist Luke, one of the chosen of God in expectation of the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit dwelt upon him (Lk 2:25). It was announced to him from God that he would not die until that time when the Promised Messiah … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 16-II-2019 (3 Feb.), Righteous Simeon & Anna

Science of the Saints, 15-II-2019 (2 Feb.), The Meeting of the Lord

On the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, the Church commemorates an important event in the earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ (Lk 2:22-40). On the fortieth day after birth the God-Infant was taken to the Jerusalem Temple, the centre of religious life of the God-chosen nation. By the Law of Moses (Lev … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 15-II-2019 (2 Feb.), The Meeting of the Lord

Science of the Saints, 14-II-2019 (1 Feb.), Great Martyr Tryphon.

The Martyr Tryphon was born in one of the districts of Asia Minor - Phrygia, not far from the city of Apameia in the village of Kampsada. From his early years the Lord granted him the power to cast out devils and to heal various maladies. The inhabitants of his native city were once saved … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 14-II-2019 (1 Feb.), Great Martyr Tryphon.

Science of the Saints, 13-II-2019 (31 Jan.), Hierarch Nikita of Novgorod

Sainted Nikita, Bishop of Novgorod, in his youth entered the Kievo-Pechersk monastery and soon wished to become a hermit. The hegumen cautioned him that such an exploit for a young monk was premature, but he trusting in his own strength would not take heed. In the hermitage Saint Nikita fell into temptation. The devil appeared … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 13-II-2019 (31 Jan.), Hierarch Nikita of Novgorod

Science of the Saints, 12-II-2019 (30 Jan.), Hierarchs Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom

The Assemblage (Sobor, Synaxis) of the Holy Ecumenical Teachers of the Church and Sainted-Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom: This feast was instituted during the reign of Alexis I Comnenus (1081-1118). A dispute arose in Constantinople among various prominent citizens and clergy, about which of the three Fathers Basil the Great, … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 12-II-2019 (30 Jan.), Hierarchs Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom

Science of the Saints, 11-II-2019 (29 Jan.), Transfer of the Relics of Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer

After, on orders of the emperor Trajan, the holy Hieromartyr Ignatius was thrown for devouring by wild beasts at Rome, dying in the year 107, Christians gathered up his bones and preserved them there at Rome. Later in the year 108 they were transferred to the outskirts of Antioch. A second transfer - into the … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 11-II-2019 (29 Jan.), Transfer of the Relics of Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer

Thirty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost / Zacchaeus Sunday

My dear friends in our Lord: Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever.Today we both end the series of Sundays after Pentecost with this 37th and Final Sunday, and we also begin with the very first commemoration of the new Paschal cycle – with what is called “Zacchaeus Sunday.” Next week, we begin in earnest the … Continue reading Thirty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost / Zacchaeus Sunday

Science of the Saints, 10-II-2019 (28 Jan.), Saint Ephraim the Syrian

The Monk Ephraim the Syrian, a teacher of repentance, was born at the beginning of the fourth century (the precise year of his birth is unknown) in the city of Nineveh (Mesopotamia) into the family of impoverished toilers of the soil. His parents raised their son in piety. But from the time of his childhood … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 10-II-2019 (28 Jan.), Saint Ephraim the Syrian

Science of the Saints, 9-II-2019 (27 Jan.), Return of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom

Sainted John Chrysostom - a great ecumenical teacher and hierarch - died in the city of Comene in the year 407 on his way to a place of exile, having been condemned by the intrigues of the empress Eudoxia because of his daring denunciation of the vices ruling over Constantinople. The transfer of his venerable … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 9-II-2019 (27 Jan.), Return of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom