Science of the Saints, 8-II-2019 (26 Jan.), St. Xenophon & Comp.

The Monk Xenophon, his spouse Maria and their sons Arcadius and John, were noted citizens of Constantinople and lived in the fifth century. Despite riches and position, they distinguished themselves by their simplicity of soul and goodness of heart. Wishing to give their sons John and Arcadius a more complete education, they sent them off … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 8-II-2019 (26 Jan.), St. Xenophon & Comp.

Science of the Saints, 7-II-2019 (25 Jan.), St. Gregory the Theologian

Sainted Gregory (Nazianzus) the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople, an ecumenical father and teacher of the Church, was born into a Christian family of eminent lineage in the year 329, at Arianzos (not far from the city of Cappadocian Nazianzus). His father, likewise a Sainted Gregory, was Bishop of Nazianzus; but of these two father and … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 7-II-2019 (25 Jan.), St. Gregory the Theologian

Science of the Saints, 6-II-2019 (24 Jan.), St. Xenia

The Nun Xenia, known in the world as Eusebia, was the only daughter of an eminent Roman senator. From her youth she yearned for God. In order to evade the marriage set up for her, she secretly left from her parental home together with two servants devoted to her and they set sail upon a … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 6-II-2019 (24 Jan.), St. Xenia

Science of the Saints, 5-II-2019 (23 Jan.), Hieromartyr Clement of Ancyra

The Hieromartyr Clement was born in the Galatian city of Ancyra in the year 258, from a pagan father and a Christian mother. In infancy he lost his father, and at twelve years of age also his mother, who predicted for him a martyr's death for belief in Christ. A woman adopting him named Sophia … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 5-II-2019 (23 Jan.), Hieromartyr Clement of Ancyra

Science of the Saints, 4-II-2019 (22 Jan.), Apostle Timothy of the Seventy

The Holy Disciple Timothy was from the Lycaonian city of Lystra in Asia Minor. Saint Timothy was converted to Christ in the year 52 by the holy Apostle Paul. When the Apostle Paul and Barnabas first visited the Lycaonian cities, the Apostle Paul at Lystra healed one crippled from birth; many of the inhabitants there … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 4-II-2019 (22 Jan.), Apostle Timothy of the Seventy

Thirty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost / Saint Maximus

My dear friends in our Lord, Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!This Sunday, we celebrate the remembrance of the Saint Maximus the Confessor, the epistle and the gospel lessons being taken from the Menaion for his feast.While much could be said, and countless instructions could be given regarding the scriptures we hear today, I myself … Continue reading Thirty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost / Saint Maximus

Science of the Saints, 3-II-2019 (21 Jan.), Venerable Maximus the Confessor

The Monk Maximus the Confessor was born in Constantinople in about the year 580 and raised in a pious Christian family. In his youth he received a very diverse education: he studied philosophy, grammatics, rhetoric, he was well-read in the authors of antiquity and he mastered to perfection theological dialectics. When Saint Maximus entered into … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 3-II-2019 (21 Jan.), Venerable Maximus the Confessor

Science of the Saints, 2-II-2019 (20 Jan.), St. Euthymius the Great

The Monk Euthymius the Great came from the city of Meletina in Armenia, near the River Euphrates. His parents, Paul and Dionysia, were illustrious people and pious Christians. For a long time they did not have children, and finally through fervent prayer a son was born to them, whose appearance into the light of day … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 2-II-2019 (20 Jan.), St. Euthymius the Great

Science of the Saints, 1-II-2019 (19 Jan.), St. Macarius the Egyptian

The Monk Macarius the Great of Egypt was born in the village of Ptinapor in Lower Egypt. At the wish of his parents he entered into marriage, but was soon a widower. Having buried his wife, Macarius told himself: "Take heed, Macarius, and have care for thy soul, wherefore it becometh thee to forsake earthly … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 1-II-2019 (19 Jan.), St. Macarius the Egyptian

Science of the Saints, 31-I-2019 (18 Jan.), Ss. Athanasius the Great and Cyril of Alexandria

Sainted Athanasius and Cyril, Archbishops of Alexandria, have a conjoined feast established to them in acknowledgement of the profound gratitude of Holy Church for their incessant lengthy labour in affirmation of the dogmas of the Orthodox faith and their zealous defense of such against heretical teachings. Of these two Holy Fathers of ours, Saint Athanasius … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 31-I-2019 (18 Jan.), Ss. Athanasius the Great and Cyril of Alexandria