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Venerable Anthony of the Kiev Far Caves, Founder of Monasticism in Russia
Venerable Anthony of the Kiev Far Caves, Founder of Monasticism in Russia

Saint Anthony of the Kiev Caves was born in the year 983 at Liubech, not far from Chernigov, and was named Antipas in Baptism. Possessing the fear of God from his youth, he desired to be clothed in the monastic schema. When he reached a mature age, he wandered until he arrived on Mt. Athos, burning…

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45 Holy Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia
45 Holy Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia

The Forty-five Martyrs of Nicopolis in Armenia suffered during the reign of Emperor Licinius (311-324), who was then co-regent with Saint Constantine the Great (May 21). Licinius, the ruler of the Eastern Empire, fiercely persecuted Christians and issued an edict to put to death any Christian who…

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The Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Lord at Moscow
The Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Lord at Moscow

The Placing of the Precious Robe of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Moscow (1625): The Savior’s precious Robe [ Greek “himatia”, literally “over-garments”] is not identically the same thing as His seamless coat [Greek “khiton”, literally “under-garb…

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Venerable Silvanus the Schemamonk of the Kiev Far Caves
Venerable Silvanus the Schemamonk of the Kiev Far Caves

The Holy Schemamonk Silvanus (Silouan) of the Kiev Caves, zealously preserved the purity of both soul and body, he subdued his flesh with fasting and vigils, and he cleansed his soul with prayer and meditation on God. The Lord granted him an abundance of spiritual gifts: a prayerful boldness…

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Martyr Apollonius of Sardis
Martyr Apollonius of Sardis

The Holy Martyr Apollonius came from the city of Sardis, located in Lydia (Asia Minor). He declared himself a Christian and was arrested. When they demanded that he swear an oath on the name of the emperor, he refused, saying that it was improper to swear on the name of a mortal man. They tortured…

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Martyrs Bianor and Silvanus of Pisidia

Saint Bianor came from the Pisidia district of Asia Minor. As a confessor of Christianity they brought him to the prefect of the city of Isauria in Lykaonia, who demanded that Saint Bianor renounce Christ. The saint stood steadfast in the true Faith, in spite of the refined tortures. A man by the…

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10,000 Martyred Fathers of the Deserts and Caves of Scete by the Impious Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria

These holy martyrs of Christ, who lived in the deserts and caves of the Nitrian desert, were delivered up by Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria to face a bitter death. He falsely accused them of Origenism, but in fact they incurred the patriarch’s anger by giving shelter to the priest Isidore.

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Martyr Nikodemos of Elbassan Albania

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Monastic Martyr Nectarius of Saint Anne Skete on Mount Athos

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Icon of the Mother of God of Konevits
Icon of the Mother of God of Konevits

The Konevits Icon of the Mother of God: It was with this icon of Greek origin that John, igumen of one of the Athonite monasteries, blessed Saint Arsenius, founder of the Konevits monastery (June 12). The holy icon was glorified by many miracles. In the year 1610, during an invasion of the Swedes…

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Saint Joseph, and his companions, of Damascus
Saint Joseph, and his companions, of Damascus

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