St Moses, the prophet

September 4, 2022 0 Comments

Today, the Church honors the memory of the Holy Great Prophet Moses, called the God-Seer and lawgiver, and born into the tribe of Levi. Scholars say he flourished 14th–13th century BCE. As we know, under Moses’ leadership the Hebrew people were lead to their freedom from the Egyptian oppressors in what is called the Exodus, …

St Matthias

August 9, 2022 0 Comments

Today is the feast of the Holy Apostle Matthias, chosen to continue the Mission. The Church prays in her Liturgy: Chosen by lot through the grace of the Spirit, you were numbered with the twelve divine Apostles. Proclaiming with them the Word who emptied himself in the flesh for our sake, you were filled by …

Saints Cosmas and Damian

July 1, 2022 0 Comments

Saints Cosmas and Damian were twins born to Christian parents in Arabia, in the third century. They lived in the region around the border between modern day Turkey and Syria. …[The brothers] were physicians who were renowned for their skill as well as their refusal to charge for their services. Before beside manner was a …

St Samson, called the hospitable

June 27, 2022 0 Comments

Today we are given as a model of holiness and witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ the venerable father, Samson, called the hospitable, priest and physician. Samson is numbered among a few who are ordained priests and physicians, so we ought to make it a point to ask for his intercession as we all …

The Holy Prophet Amos

June 15, 2022 0 Comments

The Holy Prophet Amos is known as the prophet of doom, the third of the Twelve Minor Prophets who lived during the eighth century before Jesus Christ. Amos accurately foretold the destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel due to the unfaithfulness of the Israelites. That is, the tribes of Israel were governed by an …

St Polycarp

February 23, 2022 0 Comments

The Church liturgically remembers today the holy hieromartyr, Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna. According to the witness of St Irenaeus, Polycarp was a companion of St John the Theologian. After John’s exile to Patmos, Polycarp was ordained to the clergy of Smyrna, now the town of Izmir in Turkey. While still a young man, he became …

St Philip the Apostle

October 11, 2021 0 Comments

The holy apostle, Philip, one of the first seven deacons. This Philip came from Caesarea in Palestine. We have a portrait of him from the Acts of the Apostles. While he was chosen as one of the first seven deacons, he quickly expanded his ministry and began preaching in Samaria. His conversion of the magician …