Mar. 31 Our Venerable Father Hypatius, Bishop of Gangra

Hypatius was born in Cilicia and was the bishop of Gangra. He was present at the First Ecumenical Council (Nicea, 325) and was renowned by all for his pious life and miracle-working. The Emperor Constantius ordered that a likeness of Hypatius be made during the saint’s lifetime. The emperor kept the likeness in his palace […]

Mar. 30 Our Venerable Father John Climacus, Author of “The Ladder”

John Climacus is the author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent. John came to Mount Sinai as a sixteen year old youth and remained there, first as a novice, later as a recluse, and finally as abbot of Sinai until his eightieth year, when he reposed, in about the year 649. After the death of […]

Mar. 29 Our Venerable Father Mark, Bishop of Arethusa & the Deacon Cyril and his Companions

Hieromartyr Mark, Bishop of Arethusa, suffered for his faith in Christ under the emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363). By order of the emperor Constantine, St. Mark had once destroyed a pagan temple and built a Christian church. When Julian came to the throne, he persecuted Christians and tried to restore paganism. Some citizens of Arethusa […]

Mar. 28 Our Venerable Father Hilary the Younger & The Holy Stephen the Wonder-worker

St. Hilarion the New, Heguman of Pelekete Monastery, from his youth devoted himself to the service of God and spent many years as a hermit. Because of his holy and blameless life he was ordained to the holy priesthood, and later he was made igumen of the Pelekete monastery, near the Dardanelles, in the eighth […]

Mar. 27 Our Holy Mother Matrona of Thessalonica

An orphan, Matrona was a servant in the home of a Jewish man in Thessalonica in the mid-fourth century. The wife of her master continually mocked Matrona for her faith in Christ. She tried to persuade Matrona to deny Christ and attend the synagogue. But the meek Matrona went about her work conscientiously and said […]

Sunday Bulletin 3/27/22

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Sunday, Mar. 27  –  4th Sunday of the Great Fast          8:30 AM          Matins 9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy Monday, Mar. 28  –  Hilary and Stephen, Venerables No Services Tuesday, Mar. 29  –  Mark, Cyril, and Others, Martyrs         8:30 AM          Morning Prayer 4:00 PM          Evening Prayer            Wednesday, Mar. […]

Mar. 25 The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

The Annunciation of the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary: When, in the city of Nazareth, the angel of the Lord announced to Mary, “Behold, you will conceive and bear a son, and he will be called Son of the Most High.” Mary said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to […]

Mar. 24 Our Venerable Father Zachary / Pre-festive Day of the Annunciation

Our venerable father Zachary was born in Egypt. His father left his family to become a monk and took Zachary with him. God gave him great gifts of grace; he was a great light among the monks in the desert, and went to his peace in the Lord at an early age.    Prefestive Troparion […]