June 1 The Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher and his Companions

The holy martyr Justin was a philosopher who followed purely the true wisdom he had recognized in the truth of Christ. He instructed by his character, taught the truth of the faith and fought by his writings. When he presented his Apology for the Christian religion to the emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (161-180) in Rome […]

May 31 The Holy Apostle Hermes & The Holy Martyr Hermeas

The holy apostle Hermes, bishop of Philipi, was a disciple of St. Paul. He endured much grief from the pagans for preaching the Gospel, but he died in peace.  According to tradition, he composed the istructive book “The Shepherd,” based on revelations from angels. The holy martyr Hermeas, suffered during the persecution under the emperor […]

Sunday Bulletin 05/29/22

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Sunday, May 29 – Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council           8:30 AM          Matins 9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy Tuesday, May 31 – Hermans, Apostle & Hermeas, Martyr         8:30 AM          Morning Prayer 4:00 PM          Evening Prayer Saturday, June 04 – 5th All Souls Saturday    […]

May 28 Our Venerable Father Nicetas, Bishop of Chalcedon

St. Nicetas, Bishop of Chalcedon, lived during the second half of the eighth century. He distinguished himself by his charity. He always helped the poor, lodged travelers in his home, cared for orphans and widows, and interceded for those who had been wronged. During the reign of the iconoclast emperor Leo the Armenian (813-820), St. […]

May 27 The Holy Priest-Martyr Therapontus

The Hieromartyr Therapontus , Bishop of Sardi, suffered for Christ in the third century. In fulfilling his priestly service, St. Therapontus enlightened many of the pagan Greeks with the light of the Christian Faith and baptized them. For this, he was brought before the governor Julian and put on trial where he fearlessly declared himself […]

May 25 The Third Finding of the Head of Forerunner and Baptist of Our Lord, John

The third discovery of the Venerable Head of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John happened around the year 850. The head of St. John the Forerunner was first found on the Mount of Olives where it had been hidden by Joanna, wife of Chusa, after the saint’s beheading; and found the second time in […]

May 24 Our Venerable Father Simeon of the Wondrous Mountain

Our venerable father Simeon, of the Wondrous Mountain in Syria, was a priest and anchorite in the 6th century. He lived in conversation with Christ and the angels atop a column for forty–five years and was granted power over the demons and the powers of nature. He is also known as St. Simeon Stylites the […]