June 4 Our Father among the saints Metrophanes, Bishop of Constantinople

Our venerable father Metrophanes, Patriarch of Constantinople, was a contemporary of St. Constantine the Great (306-337). His father, Dometius, was a brother of the Roman emperor Probus (276-282). Seeing the falseness of the pagan religion, Dometius came to believe in Christ. During a time of terrible persecution of Christians in Rome, St. Dometius set off […]

Sunday Bulletin 6/4/23

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Saturday, June 3  –  Lucillian and Others, Martyrs       5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 6:30 PM          Reader Vespers Sunday, June 4  –  Sunday of All Saints 8:30 AM          Matins 9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy Monday, June 5  –  Dorotheus, Bishop-Martyr         8:30 AM          Morning Prayer 5:30 PM          Akathist* […]

June 3 The Holy Martyr Lucillian and his Companions

The holy martyr Lucillian was a pagan priest during the reign of the Roman emperor Aurelian (270-275). In his old age he was persuaded to see the falseness of the pagan religion, and with all his heart he turned to the faith in Christ the Savior and was baptized. Under the influence of his preachings, […]

June 2 Our Father among the saints Nicephorus the Confessor

Our venerable father Nicephorus was a dignitary at the court of the Empress Irene (797-802). After embracing monasticism, he became widely known for his piety. He assumed the Patriarchal Throne of Constantinople in 806. He was a zealous defender of the holy icons. In 815, the iconoclast Emperor Leo (813-820) exiled him to Prokonnis, where […]