Jan.23 The Holy Martyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra; The Holy Martyr Agathangel

The holy martyr Clement, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Ancrya, lived in exile for 28 years under several persecutors and died by the sword in the year 296. The holy martyr Agathangel suffered death also in the reign of emperors Maximian and Diocletian.   Troparion  O most holy Clement, you are a vineyard of holiness for the […]

Jan. 22 The Holy Apostle Timothy; The Venerable Martyr Anastasius the Persian

The holy apostle Timothy who, disciple of St. Paul the Apostle and his assistant in his apostolate, was the leader of the church at Ephesus. Two epistles were written to him that offer wise counsels on the ordering of pastors and the faithful. The venerable martyr Anastasius the Persian from Bethsaloe in Persia, monk. After […]

Jan. 21 Our Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor; The Holy Martyr Neophyte; The Holy Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquila

Our venerable father Maximus the confessor, noted theologian and writer who resigned his post as secretary to the Emperor Heraclius and entered the monastery of Chrysopolis, of which he eventually became hegumen. He headed the opposition to the Monothelite heresy. For this he was banished, imprisoned, and lost his tongue and right hand. The holy […]

Jan. 20 Our Venerable and God-bearing Father Euthymius the Great

Our venerable and divinely inspired father, Euthymius the Great, Hegumen-Abbot, lived in the fifth century in Melitene in Armenia. His parents were devout Christians of noble birth. However, even after many years of marriage, they were childless. In their sorrow, they entreated God to give them a child. They had a vision and heard a […]

Jan. 19 Our Venerable Father Macarius of Egypt

St. Macarius the Great of Egypt was born in the early fourth century in the village of Ptinapor in Egypt. At the wish of his parents he entered into marriage, but was soon widowed. After he buried his wife, he withdrew to the wilderness. He spent sixty years in labor and struggle, both inwardly and […]

Jan. 18 Our Holy Fathers, Athanasius and Cyril, Archbishops of Alexandria

Our holy father St. Athanasius is one of the four great doctors of the Byzantine Church, called the Father of Orthodoxy. He opposed the Arians with admirable zeal and endured exile for 46 years. He died in 373. Our holy father St. Cyril opposed the Nestorians and taught that the divine and human natures in […]

Jan. 17 Our Venerable Father Anthony the Great

Our venerable and divinely inspired father, Anthony the Great, was Egyptian by birth, who went into the desert during the reign of Constantine the Great, in the year 312. Living to the age of 105, he died in 356. He was a friend of St. Paul the Hermit and was one of the founders of […]

Jan. 16 The Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy and All-Praiseworthy Apostle Peter

In about the year 42 the apostle Peter was thrown into prison for preaching about Christ the Savior. In prison he was bound by two iron chains. The night before his trial, an angel of the Lord came to Peter, removed his chains, and let him out of the prison (Acts 12:1-11). When Christians learned […]

 Jan. 15 Our Venerable Fathers Paul of Thebes and John the Hut-Dweller

Paul of Thebes was a disciple of St. Anthony the Great. He is one of the earliest of the “desert fathers” and lived as a hermit in Theibaid in Egypt during the middle of the fourth century. John the hut-deller lived in Constantinople during the fifth century. He left home, and returned 6 years later […]

Sunday Bulletin 1/15/23

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Saturday, Jan. 14  –  Venerable Fathers of Sinai and Raitho        5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Vespers-Divine Liturgy Sunday, Jan. 15  –  32nd Sunday after Pentecost           10:30 AM        Divine Liturgy moved to Santa Paula Outreach Wednesday, Jan. 18  –  Athanasius & Cyril, Archbishops   8:30 AM          Morning Prayer […]