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5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt
5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt

Saint Zosimas (April 4) was a monk at a certain Palestinian monastery on the outskirts of Caesarea. Having dwelt at the monastery since his childhood, he lived there in asceticism until he reached the age of fifty-three. Then he was disturbed by the thought that he had attained perfection, and…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Martyrs Agathopodes the Deacon and Theodulus the Reader at Thessalonica
Martyrs Agathopodes the Deacon and Theodulus the Reader at Thessalonica

The Holy Martyrs Agathopodes the Deacon and Theodulus the Reader lived in Thessalonica during the reign of the emperor Diocletian (284-305) and Maximian (284-305) and were among the church clergy. The holy Deacon Agathopodes was very old, and Saint Theodulus very young. Both distinguished…

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Venerable Publius of Egypt
Venerable Publius of Egypt

Saint Publius lived a life of asceticism in the Egyptian desert during the reign of the emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363). Before a military campaign against the Persians, the emperor sent a devil to explore the way for the army to go. The venerable Publius foresaw the intent of the emperor. He…

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Saint Theonas of Egypt
Saint Theonas of Egypt

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Saint Simeon of Egypt
Saint Simeon of Egypt

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Saint Phorbinus of Egypt

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Venerable Mark the Anchorite of Athens
Venerable Mark the Anchorite of Athens

Saint Mark was born in Athens. He related his life to Abba Serapion who, by the will of God, visited him before his death. He had studied philosophy in his youth. After the death of his parents, Saint Mark withdrew into Egypt and settled into a cave of Mount Trache (in Ethiopia). He spent…

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Saint Plato the Confessor of Studion
Saint Plato the Confessor of Studion

Saint Plato was born in the year 735 into a pious Christian family of the parents, Sergius and Euphemia. Orphaned early on, the boy was taken to be raised by relatives, who gave him a fine education. When he grew up, he began life on his own. The saint occupied himself in the first years in the…

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Venerable Theodora of Thessalonica
Venerable Theodora of Thessalonica

Saint Theodora of Thessalonica. We have no information about Saint Theodora’s birthplace or early life. From a young age, she loved Christ and turned away from worldly pursuits. She entered a women’s monastery, where she struggled in asceticism and adorned her soul with virtues.…

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Translation of the relics of Saint Job, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Translation of the relics of Saint Job, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

After his death in 1607, the relics of Patriarch Job were buried by the western doors of the Dormition Church of the monastery in Staritsa. Many miracles took place at his grave. In 1652, on the recommendation of Metropolitan Nikon of Novgorod, Tsar Alexei ordered that the relics of Saint Job and…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Kasperov
Icon of the Mother of God of Kasperov

The Kasperov Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. Tradition says that this holy icon had been brought to Cherson from Transylvania by a Serb at the end of the sixteenth century. Passing down from parent and child, the icon had come to a certain Mrs. Kasperova of Cherson in 1809. One night in February…

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Martyr Claudius and those with him
Martyr Claudius and those with him

Saints Claudius, Diodoros, Victor, Victorinus, Pappios, Serapion, and Nikephoros are most probably the same saints who are commemorated on January 31. See their Life on that date.

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Martyr Hypomone
Martyr Hypomone

Saint Hypomone (Αγία Υπομονή), who suffered during the pre-Nicene persecutions, is not mentioned in the Synaxaristes of Saint Nikodemos (July 14), nor in the printed MENAIA, but she is mentioned in Vatican Codex 1104 f. 986, which contains her Service, composed by Saint Theophanes…

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