Category Archives: Lives of the Saints

The Dormition fast

The Dormition fast was established as preceding the great feasts of the Transfiguration of the Lord and of the Dormition of the Mother of God. It lasts two weeks—from August 1/14–August 14/27 (old style/new style). The Dormition fast comes down … Continue reading

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The Opening of the Relics of Our Father Among the Saints MARDARIJE

First Serbian Bishop of America and Canada April 22/May 5, 2017 Српски With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, the relics of St. Mardarije, which have laid in the Church of St. Sava … Continue reading

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The Life on St Lazarus

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St Spiridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Tremithus

Saint Spyridon of Tremithus was born towards the end of the third century on the island of Cyprus. He was a shepherd, and had a wife and children. He used all his substance for the needs of his neighbors and … Continue reading

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The Life of The Holy and Great Martyr Dimitrios

The Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-gusher of Thessalonica was the son of a Roman proconsul in Thessalonica. Three centuries had elapsed and Roman paganism, spiritually shattered and defeated by the multitude of martyrs and confessors of the Savior, intensified its … Continue reading

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+++ The Beheading of St John the Baptist

The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist: The Evangelists Matthew (Mt.14:1-12) and Mark (Mark 6:14-29) provide accounts about the martyric end of John the Baptist in the year 32 after the Birth of Christ. Following … Continue reading

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+++ Тhe descent of the Holy Ghost – Pentecost – Trinity Sunday

The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a … Continue reading

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+++ The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Christ ascended to Heaven as man and as God. Once he became a man, being at the same time, as always, perfect God, he never put off His manhood, but deified it, and made it and us capable of apprehending … Continue reading

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+++ Palm Sunday (The Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem) – Cveti

On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of Holy Week, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its most joyous feasts of the year. Palm Sunday is the commemoration of the Entrance of … Continue reading

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Saint Basil the Great

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