Science of the Saints, 20-III-2019 (7 Mar.), The Hieromartyrs of Cherson: Basil, Ephrem, Capiton, Eugene, Etherius and others.

The Holy Hieromartyrs Basil, Ephrem, Eugene, Elpidias, Agathodorus, Etherius and Capiton carried the Good News of Christ into the North Black Sea region from the Danube to the Dniepr, including the Crimea, and they sealed their apostolic activity with a martyr's death during the fourth century in the city of Tauridian Chersonessus. Long before the … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 20-III-2019 (7 Mar.), The Hieromartyrs of Cherson: Basil, Ephrem, Capiton, Eugene, Etherius and others.

Science of the Saints, 19-III-2019 (6 Mar.), The Holy Forty-two Martyrs of Ammoria

The Holy Forty-two Martyrs of Ammoria: Constantine, Aetius, Theophilus, Theodore, Melissenus, Callistus, Basoes and the others with them. During the time of a war between the Graeco-Byzantine emperor Theophilus (829-842) and the Saracens, the Saracens managed to besiege the city of Ammoria (in Galicia in Asia Minor). As a result of treason on the part … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 19-III-2019 (6 Mar.), The Holy Forty-two Martyrs of Ammoria

Science of the Saints, 18-III-2019 (5 Mar.), The Holy Martyr Conon the Gardener

The Holy Martyr Conon of Isauria was born in Bethany, a village situated alongside the Asia Minor city of Isauria, the people of which had accepted the Christian faith from the Apostle Paul. Saint Conon from the time of his youthful years was accorded the special protection of the "Archistrategos" ("Leader of the Heavenly Hosts") … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 18-III-2019 (5 Mar.), The Holy Martyr Conon the Gardener

Science of the Saints, 17-III-2019 (4 Mar.), Our Venerable Father Gerasimus of the Jordan

The Monk Gerasimus was a native of Lycia (Asia Minor). From his early years he was distinguished for his piety. Having then accepted monasticism, the monk withdrew into the depths of the Thebaid wilderness (in Egypt). Thereafter, in about the year 450, the monk arrived in Palestine and settled at the Jordan, where he founded … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 17-III-2019 (4 Mar.), Our Venerable Father Gerasimus of the Jordan

Science of the Saints, 16-III-2019 (3 Mar.), The Holy Martyr Eutropius and his Companions, Cleonicus and Basiliscus

The brothers Eutropius and Cleonicus, and Basiliscus the nephew of the Great Martyr Theodore of Tyre, were comrades. After the martyr's death of Saint Theodore, they wound up in prison and by their preaching brought to the Christian faith many of the pagans located in prison with them. When he tortured Saint Theodore, Publius perished … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 16-III-2019 (3 Mar.), The Holy Martyr Eutropius and his Companions, Cleonicus and Basiliscus

Science of the Saints, 15-III-2019 (2 Mar.), The Holy Martyr Theodotus, Bishop of Cyrene

The Hieromartyr Theodotus, a native of Galatia in Asia Minor, was bishop of the city of Cyrene in Cyprus. During a time of persecution against Christians under the impious emperor Licinius (307-324), Saint Theodotus openly preached Christ, calling on the pagans to abandon idol worship and turn to the True God. The governor of Cyprus … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 15-III-2019 (2 Mar.), The Holy Martyr Theodotus, Bishop of Cyrene

Science of the Saints, 14-III-2019 (1 Mar.), The Venerable Martyr Eudoxia

The Holy Monastic Martyress Eudoxia was a Samaritan, a native of the city of Iliopolis in Phoenician Lebanon. Her pagan impiety took her off the good path, and for a long time she led a sinful life. Her soul was deadened and her heart hardened. One time at midnight Eudoxia awoke and heard from beyond … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 14-III-2019 (1 Mar.), The Venerable Martyr Eudoxia

Science of the Saints, 13-III-2019 (28 Feb.), St. Basil the Confessor

The Monk Basil the Confessor was a monastic and suffered during the reign of the iconoclast emperor Leo the Isaurian (717-741). When a persecution started against those that venerated holy icons, Saint Basil together with his companion, the Monk Procopius, was subjected to much torture and locked up in prison. Here both martyrs languished for … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 13-III-2019 (28 Feb.), St. Basil the Confessor

Science of the Saints, 12-III-2019 (27 Feb.), St. Procopius of Decapolis

The Monk Procopius of Decapolis lived during the eighth century in the region of Decapolis (Mk. 7:31), to the east of Lake Galilee. And there also he devoted himself to salvation, occupied with monastic deeds. Saint Procopius, together with his co-ascetic Saint Basil, and others zealous for holy Orthodoxy, rose up against the Iconoclast heresy … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 12-III-2019 (27 Feb.), St. Procopius of Decapolis

Science of the Saints, 11-III-2019 (26 Feb.), St. Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza

Sainted Porphyrius, Archbishop of Gaza, was born in about the year 346 at Thessalonica in Macedonia. His parents were people of substance, and this allowed Saint Porphyrius to receive a fine education. Having the inclination for monastic life, at twelve years of age he left his native region and set off to Egypt, where he … Continue reading Science of the Saints, 11-III-2019 (26 Feb.), St. Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza