St. Elias (Elijah)

July 20, 2021 0 Comments

On this feast of St. Elias, may God to grant the grace to live our lives with boldness and honesty giving witness to our faith to Him and His holy teachings … Watch this brief biography of St. Elias: Eid Mubarak to everyone.

Prophet Elijah shows how to pray

July 20, 2021 0 Comments

In the Gospels, Elijah appears with Moses on the Mount of the Transfiguration, bearing witness to Jesus as the fulfilment of the Old Testament prophecies. Elijah is venerated above all in the monastic tradition as a model of prayer and unshakeable faith amid trials. Prayer and contemplation sustained the Prophet not only in moments of …

Saints Cosmas and Damian

July 1, 2021 0 Comments

Today, we liturgically recall the wonderworker Saints Cosmas and Damian. The saints are called Anargyroi in Greek, Physicians and Wonderworkers. Let’s remember our physicians in prayer today. The Kontakion sung in Tone 2 for the feast: Having received the grace of healing, you grant healing to those in need. Glorious wonder workers and physicians, Cosmas …

Ss. Peter and Paul, a solemn feast

June 29, 2021 0 Comments

THE HOLY PRE-EMINENT APOSTLES PETER AND PAUL Gods’ love, mercy and compassion shine forth most clearly in the feast of these two apostles. Peter was enthusiastic in his faith in Christ, “Peter said to him, ‘Even though I should have to die with you, I will not deny you.’ And all the disciples spoke likewise.” …

St Irene

May 5, 2021 0 Comments

Today, the Church recalls the memory of the holy and glorious virgin martyr, Irene. Irene was the daughter of the governor of a Persian city. She was baptized by Paul’s companion, the apostle Timothy, and endured many long years of suffering for her faith, first by her father, and, after his conversion, at the hand …

St Polycarp

February 23, 2021 0 Comments

Today, we liturgically recall the memory of the Holy Martyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna. The Holy Martyr Polycarp was one of the most beloved saints of the early Church. He was, by tradition, a disciple of St. John the Theologian, and lived from 69-155. After serving the Gospel for his whole life, as an old …

Prophet Daniel and the 3 young men

December 17, 2020 0 Comments

The Feast of the Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Children has always been closely connected with Christmas. Proper for them are found on the two Sunday before Christmas and today we sing, “Come, O faithful, let us celebrate the fore-feast of the birth of Christ; offering a spiritual canticle by way of a star. …