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Venerable Maximus the Confessor
Venerable Maximus the Confessor

Saint Maximus the Confessor was born in Constantinople around 580 and raised in a pious Christian family. He received an excellent education, studying philosophy, grammar, and rhetoric. He was well-read in the authors of antiquity and he also mastered philosophy and theology. When Saint Maximus…

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Martyr Neophytus of Nicea
Martyr Neophytus of Nicea

The Holy Martyr Neophytus, a native of the city of Nicea in Bithynia, was raised by his parents in strict Christian piety. For his virtue, temperance and unceasing prayer, it pleased God to glorify Saint Neophytus with the gift of wonderworking, while the saint was still just a child! Like Moses,…

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Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquila, at Trebizond
Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquila, at Trebizond

The Holy Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian and Aquila suffered for their faith in Christ during the reign of Diocletian (284-305) and Maximian (305-311), under the regimental commander Lycius. Valerian, Candidus and Aquila had hidden themselves in the hills near Trebizond, preferring life among…

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Virgin Martyr Agnes of Rome
Virgin Martyr Agnes of Rome

The holy Virgin Martyr Agnes was born at Rome during the third century. Her parents were Christians and they raised her in the Christian Faith. From her youth she devoted herself to God, and dedicated herself to a life of virginity, refusing all other suitors. When she refused to enter into…

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Martyr Anastasius, disciple of Venerable Maximus the Confessor

The Holy Martyr Anastasius was a disciple of Saint Maximus the Confessor, and with him suffered persecution under the Monothelites. Saint Maximus and two of his disciples were subjected to the cruelest torments. Each one’s tongue was cut out, and his right hand was cut off. Then they were…

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Venerable Neophytus of Vatopedi, Mount Athos

This saint was the Prosmonarios (the keeper of a church, one who waits for and receives those who come to worship) at Vatopedi Monastery on the Holy Mountain during the fourteenth century, and he was sent to the Monastery’s metochion (representation church) at Euboia. There he became very…

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Venerable Maximus the Greek
Venerable Maximus the Greek

Saint Maximus the Greek was the son of a rich Greek dignitary in the city of Arta (Epiros), and he received a splendid education. In his youth he travelled widely and he studied languages and sciences (i.e. intellectual disciplines) in Europe, spending time in Paris, Florence, and Venice. Upon…

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Icon of the Mother of God “Comfort” or “Consolation”
Icon of the Mother of God “Comfort” or “Consolation”

The Vatopedi “Comfort” or “Consolation” Icon of the Mother of God is in the old Vatopedi monastery on Athos, in the church of the Annunciation. It was called “Vatopedi” because near this monastery Arcadius, the son of Empreor Theodosius the Great, fell off a ship…

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Icon of the Mother of God “Stabbed”

The “Stabbed” Icon of the Mother of God, (Greek: “Esphagmeni.” Slavonic: “Zaklannaya”) dates from the fourteenth century, and is in the Vatopedi monastery on Mt. Athos, in a chapel dedicated to Saint Demetrius of Thessalonica. The icon was painted on canvas, and…

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Icon of the Mother of God “Xenophon Hodēgḗtria”

According to tradition, this wonderworking icon was for many years at the Vatopedi monastery on Mount Athos, in the katholikon in front of a column on the left cliros. In 1730, it mysteriously disappeared not only from the church, but also from the monastery. Since the doors were locked, the monks…

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Martyr Fructuosis, Bishop of Tarragona, Spain, and his deacons Augurius and Eulogius

Saint Fructuosis lived during the persecution of Valerian and Gallienus in the third century, during the consulship of Amelianus and Bassus. On Sunday, January 16, 259 Bishop Fructuosis of Tarragona, Spain was arrested with his deacons Augurius and Eulogius. He had already retired to his chamber…

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Saint George (John) of Georgia
Saint George (John) of Georgia

Archimandrite John (Basil Maisuradze in the world) was born in the town of Tskhinvali in Samachablo around 1882. He was raised in a peasant family and taught to perform all kinds of handiwork. Basil was barely in his teens when he helped Fr. Spiridon (Ketiladze), the main priest at Betania…

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Upcoming Calendar

21

Jan

Friday

March For Life, Washington DC
Fast

22

Jan

Saturday

ST. TIMOTHY
9:30 Akathist; Confessions
5:30 Vespers; Confessions

23

Jan

Sunday

31ST SUN. AFTER PENTECOST
9:10 Hours
9:30 Liturgy
Ch. School / Coffee Hr

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Until further notice, there will be no public services at Ss. Peter & Paul due to the Coronavirus.

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On Wednesday, we will continue our Bible Study on the Gospel of St. John. We are currently in chapter 5. The study will be held on Zoom at 7:00pm and is open to all parishioners and friends. Please consider inviting whoever you think may be interested!  You may connect to all of the Zoom Meetings using the link or meeting ID below:  https://zoom.us/j/3539391994

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