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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Nun Melany, the first of a series of Roman girls who "yearned from their youthful years for Christ, thirsting for bodily chastity and stung by Divine love," was born into a Christian family. Her parents, people of property and wealth, looked on their daughter as an heiress and continuant of their line. At fourteen … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 13-I-2019 (31 Dec.) Our Venerable Mother Melany of Rome.
The Holy Martyress Anysia lived in the city of Soluneia (Thessalonika) during the reign of the emperor Maximian (284-305). Upon the death of her parents, who had raised her in Christian piety, Saint Anysia distributed her substance to the poor and began to lead a strict life in vigil, fasting and prayer.During the time of … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 12-I-2019 (30 Dec.) The Holy Martyress Anysia.
The Holy Martyred 14,000 Infants were killed by king Herod in Bethlehem. When the time was come for the fulfilling of the greatest of events - the Incarnation of the Son of God and His Birth of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Magi in the East beheld a new star in the heavens, foretelling the … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 11-I-2019 (29 Dec.) The Holy Innocents killed by Herod in Bethlehem.