Apostle Andrew the First-called

Apostle Andrew the First-called November 30 Listen to the Saint's life in English: Listen to the Saint's life in Greek: Related links: Life of Apostle Andrew (OCA)

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Saint Stephen the Younger

Saint Stephen the Younger November 28 Listen to the Saint's life in English: Related links: Life of St Stephen the New (Orthodox Wiki)

2016-10-14T14:48:37+11:00November 19th, 2015|

Saint Stylianos of Paphlagonia the Hermit

Saint Stylianos of Paphlagonia the Hermit November 26 The Venerable Stylianos of Paphlagonia was born in Paphlagonia into a very wealthy family. At a young age, his parents reposed and he distributed his inheritance to the poor and needy. He then joined some hermits of the desert while still very young, desiring to cleanse the soul through prayer and virtue. Unlike most hermits, however, still kept contact with society in order that he might be able to do whatever good that he was able to, and then return to his cave for prayer. One night during prayer, Stylianos [...]

2016-11-26T11:12:25+11:00November 19th, 2015|

Saint Catherine the Great Martyr

Saint Catherine the Great Martyr November 25 The Great Virgin Martyr Catherine the All-Wise of Alexandria was the daughter of the governor of Alexandria Egypt. Living in the centre of Hellenistic knowledge, Catherine surpassed all in intellect in all areas of knowledge, studying the greatest philosophers and teachers of antiquity. She also possessed a rare beauty which surpassed all in Alexandria. For this reason, many suitors sought her hand in marriage, however she refused them all, seeking a man who could surpass her in nobility, wealth, comeliness, and wisdom. Catherine’s mother, a secret Christian, sent her to speak [...]

2016-11-25T13:12:44+11:00November 19th, 2015|

Saint Amphilochios, Bishop of Iconium

Saint Amphilochios, Bishop of Iconium November 23 Saint Amphilochius was born in Caesarea of Cappadocia, the home to some of the greatest Church Fathers. He was a first cousin of Saint Gregory the Theologian and a good friend of Saint Basil the Great, becoming their fervent disciple. For about forty years, the saint dwelt in the wilderness in strict asceticism until the Lord summoned him to become bishop. When the bishop of Iconium reposed, Angels visited Amphilochius three times, summoning him to serve as bishop in Iconium. The angels led the saint to a church where a whole [...]

2016-11-23T16:32:33+11:00November 19th, 2015|
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