Entries by Kiki Sergiou

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-October 16, 2016

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council On the Sunday that falls on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we chant the Service to the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which gathered in Nicaea in 787 under the holy Patriarch Tarasius and during the reign of the Empress Irene and her […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin October 9, 2016

The Righteous Patriarch Abraham and his nephew Lot The holy Patriarch Abraham, born a pagan, ten generations after Noah, when the knowledge of God had perished from among men, became the beginning of God’s dispensation for the universal renewal and salvation of man. He was called out of his country–the land of the Chaldees, that […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-October 2, 2016

The Holy Hieromartyr Cyprian and the Virgin Martyr Justina Saint Justina who was from Damascus, lived in virginity for the sake of Christ. Saint Cyprian, who was from Antioch, began as an initiate of magic and worshipper of the demons. A certain foolish young man who had been smitten with Justina’s beauty hired Cyprian to […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-September 25, 2016

Euphrosyne of Alexandria Our righteous Mother Euphrosyne, who lived during the reign of Saint Theodosius the Younger (408-450), was the daughter of Paphnutius of Egypt. Forsaking her father and his wealth, she renamed herself Smaragdus, and pretending to be a eunuch of the imperial palace, she dressed herself as a man and entered a monastery […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-September 18, 2016

Eumenius the Wonderworker Bishop of Gortynia This Saint took up the monastic life from his youth, and later became Bishop of Gortynia in Crete. He travelled to Rome, and to Thebes in Upper Egypt, where through his prayers he ended a drought; there also, after working many miracles, he reposed in deep old age. His […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-September 11, 2016

Theodora of Alexandria This saint lived in the fifth century. Out of remorse for the adultery that she committed with another man, she fled from her husband’s house, renamed herself Theodore, clothed herself as a man, and pretending to be a eunuch, entered a monastery of men. Her identity as a woman was discovered only […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-September 4, 2016

  11th Sunday of Matthew           Babylas the Holy Martyr Saint Babylas was the 12th Bishop of Antioch.  He was beheaded during the reign of Decius, in the year 250, and at his own request was buried in the chains with which he was bound. The Emperor Gallus (reigned 351-354) built […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-August 28, 2016

Moses the Black of Scete Saint Moses, who is also called Moses the Black, was a slave, but because of his evil life, his master cast him out, and he became a ruthless thief. Later, however, coming to repentance, he converted, and took up the monastic life under Saint Isidore of Scete. He gave himself […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-August 21, 2016

The Holy Apostle Thaddaeus The Apostle Thaddaeus was from Edessa, a Jew by race. When he came to Jerusalem, he became a disciple of Christ, and after His Ascension he returned to Edessa. Having preached in Mesopotamia, he ended his life in martyrdom. Though some call him one of the Twelve, whom Matthew calls “Lebbaeus, […]