Aug. 01 The Procession of the Wood of the Venerable and Life-creating Cross; The Holy Seven Maccabees, their Mother Solomonia, and the Elder Eleazar

 The feast of the procession of the Wood of the venerable and life-creating Cross was established in the reign of the Greek Emperor Manuel as a memorial of the Greek victory over the Saracens. The procession with the relic of the Precious Cross was made from the imperial palace to the church of Hagia Sophia; […]

July 31 The Holy and Righteous Eudocimus; The Holy Joseph of Arimathea

The holy and righteous Eudocimus lived in the time of the emperor Theophilus, the iconoclast. He was a military governor of Cappadocia, and lived a virtuous life before God and man. He died at the age of thirty-three during the 9th century. The holy Joseph of Arimathea was a secret disciple of our Lord Jesus […]

Sunday Bulletin 07/31/22

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Saturday, July 30 – Silas and Others, Apostles        5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula Sunday, July 31 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost           8:30 AM          Matins 9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy Wednesday, Aug. 3 – Isaac and Others, Venerables      6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy   […]

July 30 The Holy Apostles Silas and Silvanus and Their Companions

Silas was sent by the apostles to the Churches of the gentiles together with Saints Paul and Barnabas. He earnestly fulfilled the office of preaching, full of the grace of God. (Acts 15:22) Silvanus helped both Peter and Paul (I Peter 5:12; II Corinthians 1:19), and became the first bishop of Salonica. Crescens was a […]

July 28 The Holy Apostles and Deacons Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas

The holy apostles and deacons Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas were of the seven chosen to be deacons in Acts 6:1 ff. and are described as “full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom.” The congregation of the disciples chose them, and the Apostles laid their hands on them, that they might minister in service of […]

July 27 The Holy Great Martyr Panteleimon; Our Father among the Saints Clement the Wonderworker, Bishop of Ohrid

The holy great-martyr Panteleimon’s Christian mother passed away when he was just a child.  His pagan father sent him to study the medical sciences.  He became such a skilled physician that he was invited to become the doctor to the royals in Nicomedia.  His curiosity for Truth, Goodness and Beauty was not satiated by his […]

July 26 The Holy Priest-Martyr Hermolaus and His Companions; The Holy Venerable Martyr Paraskevia; Our Venerable Father Moses the Carpathian of the Monastery of the Caves 

The holy priest-martyr Hermolaus was a priest in Nicomedia in the time of the Emperor Maximian, and was with the 20,000 martyrs condemned to be burned in their church. He and two other priests escaped. They were caught, tortured, and martyred.  The holy venerable Paraskevia was born in Rome, to Christian parents. She preached Christ […]

July 25 The Dormition of the Holy Anna, Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos; The Memory of the Holy Women Olympiada and Euphraxia; Commemoration of the Fifth Ecumenical Council

  The Holy Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe of Levi and the lineage of Aaron. According to Tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos. During the reign of Saint Justinian the Emperor (527-565), […]

July 24 The Holy Martyr Christine; The Holy Martyrs Boris and Gleb

The holy great martyr Christine lived during the 3rd century. She was born into a rich family, and her father was governor of Tyre. By the age of 11 the girl was exceptionally beautiful, and many wanted to marry her. Christine’s father, however, envisioned that his daughter should become a pagan priestess. One time Christine […]