Jan. 31 The Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cyrus and John.

Saint Cyrus was a noted physician in the city of Alexandria, where he had been born and raised. He was a Christian and he treated the sick without charge. Preaching the gospel, the holy physician converted many pagans to Christ. During the persecution of Diocletian (284-305), St. Cyrus withdrew into Arabia, where he became a […]

Jan. 30 The Three Holy Hierarchs and Great Archbishops: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom

The three Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. All three of these saints have their own feast days. This celebration began in 1100 in the days of the Emperor Alexis Comnenus. A great quarrel arose in Constantinople as to which of these three was the greatest theologian. They appeared in […]

Sunday Bulletin 1/30/22

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Sunday, Jan. 30 – Sunday of Zacchaeus            8:30 AM          Matins 9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy Monday, Jan. 31 – Cyrus and John, Unmercenaries No Services Tuesday, Feb. 01 – Tyrphon, Martyr           8:30 AM          Morning Prayer 4:00 PM          Vespers Wednesday, Feb. 02 – Meeting of our […]

Jan. 29 The translation of the Relics of the Holy Bishop and Martyr Ignatius of Antioch

The translation of the Relics of the Holy Priest Martyr Ignatius the God-bearer, Bishop of Antioch. Ignatius was martyred in Rome at the beginning of the second century. His remains were later translated to Antioch, his birthplace and his episcopate. During the invasion of the Persians, the relics were once again taken from Antioch to […]

Jan. 28 Our Venerable Father Ephrem the Syrian

Our venerable father Ephrem the Syrian, Bishop of Nineveh, who, first in his own hometown of Nisibis, exercised the office of preaching and of handing on holy teaching. Then, when the Persians invaded Nisibis, he fled with his disciples to Edessa in Syria, where he set down the fundamentals of a school of theology, fulfilling […]

Jan. 27 Translation of the Relics of our Holy Father John Chrysostom. 

The Translation of the Precious Relics of our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom. In the year 438, thirty-three years after the death of St. John Chrysostom in Coman of Armenia, his relics were transferred to his episcopal see of Constantinople.    Troparion The holy church sings praise and the world rejoices. How joyful is […]

Jan 26. Our Venerable Father Xenophan and his wife Mary

Our venerable father Xenophan and his wife Mary. Xenophan was a senator in Constantinople, where he led a holy Christian life with his wife Mary and their two sons, Arcadius and John. On their way to Phoenicia to study, the young men were shipwrecked and barely managed to escape with their lives. The parents set […]

Jan. 25 Our Father among the saints Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople

Our holy father Gregory the Theologian, archbishop of Constantinople, the friend of St. Basil; bishop of Sebaste, and then Constantinople, and finally Nazianzus. He defended the divinity of the Word with great ardor, for which reason he is also named “the Theologian.” During his time as patriarch of Constantinople, he presided over the Second Ecumenical […]