Science of the Saints, 21-I-2019 (8 Jan.), St. George the Chozebite

The Monk George the Chozebite was born on the island of Crete. At the death of his parents he set off to Palestine to venerate at the holy places. Here he entered into the Chozebite monastic community, situated between the River Jordan and Jerusalem, and he later became head of this monastery. The Monk George … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 21-I-2019 (8 Jan.), St. George the Chozebite

Science of the Saints, 20-I-2019 (7 Jan.), Synaxis of St. John the Baptist

In the Church the custom was established that on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God would be remembered those saints who most essentially participated in whichever the sacred event. And thus, on the day following after the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honours he that participated … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 20-I-2019 (7 Jan.), Synaxis of St. John the Baptist

Science of the Saints, 19-I-2019 (6 Jan.), Holy Theophany of the Lord

Theophany / Богоявление denotes the feast whereby through the Baptism of the Lord the Most Holy Trinity has been revealed to the world (Mt. 3:13-17; Mk. 1:9-11; Lk. 3:21-22). God the Father spoke from Heaven about the Son, the Son was baptised by the holy Forerunner of the Lord John, and the Holy Spirit descended … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 19-I-2019 (6 Jan.), Holy Theophany of the Lord

Science of the Saints, 18-I-2019 (5 Jan.), Holy Nun Syncletica

The Nun Syncletica was a native of Alexandria, Egypt, the daughter of rich parents, pretty, and from her early years she thought only about things pleasing to God. Loving the purity of virginity, she declined to enter into marriage, and spent all her time in fasting and prayer. After the death of her parents she … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 18-I-2019 (5 Jan.), Holy Nun Syncletica

Science of the Saints, 17-I-2019 (4 Jan.), Synaxis of 70 Apostles

The Synaxis (Assemblage) of the Seventy Disciples ("Apostles") was established by the Church so as to indicate the equal honour of each of the Seventy, and to avert dissonance in their veneration. They were chosen by the Lord Jesus Christ, in order to evangelise the Gospel to all the world. Besides the celebration of the … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 17-I-2019 (4 Jan.), Synaxis of 70 Apostles

Science of the Saints, 16-I-2019 (3 Jan.), Prophet Malachias

The Holy Prophet Malachias lived 400 years before the Birth of Christ, during the time of the return of the Jews from the Babylonian Captivity. Malachias was the last of the Old Testament prophets, wherefore the holy fathers call him "the sealing-shut of the prophets." Manifesting himself an image of spiritual goodness and piety, he … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 16-I-2019 (3 Jan.), Prophet Malachias

Science of the Saints, 15-I-2019 (2 Jan.), St. Sylvester, Pope of Rome

Pope Saint Sylvester (314-335) was born at Rome of Christian parents named Rufinus and Justa. His father died soon after Sylvester's birth, and the saint remained in the care of his mother. Sylvester's teacher, the presbyter Quirinus, gave him a fine education and raised him as a true Christian. Having reached the age of maturity, … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 15-I-2019 (2 Jan.), St. Sylvester, Pope of Rome

Science of the Saints, 14-I-2019 (1 Jan.), Saint Basil the Great

Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea Cappadocia, "belongs not to the Church of Caesarea alone, nor merely to his own time, nor to his own kinsmen was he merely of benefit, but rather to all lands and cities worldwide, and to all people he brought and yet brings benefit, and for Christians he always … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 14-I-2019 (1 Jan.), Saint Basil the Great