- Circumcision of Our Lord Basil the Great - Archbishop
Circumcision of Our Lord Basil the Great - Archbishop January 1, 2020 See more details
Solemn Holy Day
Col 2:8-12; Heb 7:26-8:2
Lk 2:20-21 & 40-52; Lk 6:17-23
- Sylvester Pope
Sylvester Pope January 2, 2020 See more details
Our Holy Father, Sylvester, Pope of Rome, under his Pontificate was held the first Ecumenical Council at Nicea A.D. 325, the decrees of which were approved by him. He died A.D. 325 during the reign of Constantine the Great, Emperor.
- Malachy Prophet
Malachy Prophet January 3, 2020 See more details
St. Malachy, Prophet. 400 B.C - St. Gordius, Martyr, who suffered
death A.D 320, during the reign of Licinius, Emperor.
- Synaxis of the 70 Apostles
Synaxis of the 70 Apostles January 4, 2020 See more details
Heb 5:11 - 6:8
whose names St. Dorotheus recorded. - Our venerable father, Theoktistus, Hegumen-Abbot in Cucume of Sykeleia.
- Sunday Before Theophany Circumcission of our Lord Basil the Great - Archbishop
Sunday Before Theophany Circumcission of our Lord Basil the Great - Archbishop January 5, 2020 See more details
Feast and Circumcision of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The name of Jesus given to the child on this occasion means "Saviour". The Feast Of Saint Basil The Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, most famous of the Byzantine Church, and one of the four great Doctors: called also "Patriarch of the Eastern Monks," He died A.D 379 (Confer January 30).
- Theophany of Our Lord
Theophany of Our Lord January 6, 2020 See more details
Titus 2:11-14 & 3:4-7
- Synaxis of St. John
Synaxis of St. John January 7, 2020 See more details
The glorious Prophet, Precursor and Baptist, who baptized Our Lord Jesus Christ in the River Jordan.
- George, Dominica & Emilian Venerables
George, Dominica & Emilian Venerables January 8, 2020 See more details
Heb 10:1-18; Mark 8:30-34
- Polyeuct Martyr
Polyeuct Martyr January 9, 2020 See more details
St. Polyeuct, Martyr, suffered death A.D. 255, during the reign of Decius or Valerianus. - Eustratius, Venerable, endured death in the reign of Leo Iconomachus, Emperor.
- Gregory of Nyssa Bishop
Gregory of Nyssa Bishop January 10, 2020 See more details
Our Holy Father, Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, consecrated in A.D. 372, brother of Saint Basil the Great. Died A.D. 395. - Dometian, Venerable, Bishop of Melite, died A.D. 570, in the reign of Justinius the Younger. - Our venerable father, Marcian, Presbyter and Treasurer of the great Church of Holy Wisdom; died A.D. 489.
- Saturday after Theophany Theodosius-Venerable
- Sunday after Theophany
- Hermolaus and Stratonicus - Martyrs
Hermolaus and Stratonicus - Martyrs January 13, 2020 See more details
SS. Hermolaus and Stratonicus, Martyrs; Deacon of Singudunum (Belgrade) and his servant were tortured and drowned in the river Danube A.D. 315 under Licinius, Emperor.
- Venerable Fathers of Sinai and Raitho
Venerable Fathers of Sinai and Raitho January 14, 2020 See more details
Our Venerable Fathers of Sinai and Raitho, suffered martyrdom from the Saracens A.D. 296, during the reign of Dicoletian, Emperor.
- Paul & John Venerables
Paul & John Venerables January 15, 2020 See more details
Venerable Paul the simple, A Solitary of wonderful patience and meekness, he passed away about A.D. 339 in the reign of Constantine II, Emperor.
Our venerable father, John, a disciple of St. Gregory Decapolites, died in the reign of Theophilus the Iconoclast A.D. 829-842.
Venerable Cosmas, Bishop of Chalcedonia who died A.D. 816 during the reign of Leo the Armenian, Emperor.
Our holy father, John, Archbishop of Antioch who went to his rest A.D. 436.
- Venerations of the Chains of Peter
Venerations of the Chains of Peter January 16, 2020 See more details
Veneration of the venerable Chains of St. Peter, the all Praiseworthy Apostle. The chains with which St. Peter was bound in the prison were preserved at the stational Church on the Esquiline in Rome and in the Middle ages attracted numerous Pilgrims.
- Anthony the Great Venerable
Anthony the Great Venerable January 17, 2020 See more details
Our venerable and divinely inspired father, Anthony the Great, was Egyptian by birth, who went into the desert during the reign of Constantine the Great in the year A.D. 312. Living to the age of 105 , he died A.D. 356. He was a friend of St. Paul the Hermit, and was one of the founders of the Cenobitical life.
- Athanasius & Cyril Archbishops
Athanasius & Cyril Archbishops January 18, 2020 See more details
Our holy fathers, Athanasius & Cyril, Archbishops of Alexandria. St. Athanasius is one of the four great doctors of the Byzantine Church: called the "Father of Orthodoxy." He opposed the Arians with Admirable zeal and endured exile for 46 years. He died in A.D 373. (Confer May 2). - St. Cyril opposed the Nestorians and taught that the divine and human natures in Christ are united in oneness of person, and that the Theotokos ought truly to be called the Mother of God. He presided over the 3rd Ecumenical Council at Ephisus A.D. 431. He died in A.D. 444. (Confer June 9).
- 32nd Sunday after Pentecost
32nd Sunday after Pentecost January 19, 2020 See more details
1 Tim 1:15-17
- Euthymius the Great Venerable
Euthymius the Great Venerable January 20, 2020 See more details
Our Venerable and divinely inspired father, Euthymius the Great, Hegumen - Abbot, lived at the time of the reign of Arcadius and Honorius, Emperors: died in the year A.D 473.
- Maximus the Confessor Venerable
Maximus the Confessor Venerable January 21, 2020 See more details
Our Venerable father, Maximus, Confessor; died from totures A.D 662, in the reign of Constans II. His tongue torn out and right hand cut off, he died in prison.
- St. Timothy & St. Anastasius
St. Timothy & St. Anastasius January 22, 2020 See more details
Apostle, was the most famous disciple of St. Paul, during the reign of Emperor Nero, and the first Bishop Of Ephesus in Asia Minor.
Venerable-martyr of Persia, suffered martyrdom A.D. 619, at the hands of Chosroas, during the reign of Heracleus, Emperor.
- Clement of Ancyra Martyr
Clement of Ancyra Martyr January 23, 2020 See more details
St. Clement, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Ancyra, lived in exile for 28 years under several persecutors and died by the sword A.D 296. - St. Agathangel, Martyr, suffered death also in the reign of Maximian and Diocletian Emperors.
- St. Xenia
St. Xenia January 24, 2020 See more details
Our venerable mother, Xenia, was of a noble and famous Roman family. Her former name was Eusebia, and her parents planning her marriage, she escaped from her bridegroom and with two handmaids she fled to Alexandria for refuge.
- Gregory the Theologian Bishop
Gregory the Theologian Bishop January 25, 2020 See more details
Our holy father, Gregory the Theologian of Cappadocia in Asia Minor, Archbishop of Constantinople is one of the greatest writers and poets and one of the four great doctors of the Byzantine Church. He died in A.D. 389, in the reign of Theodosius the Great: he presided in Constantinople in the Church of Holy Wisdom for 12 years. He died at the age of 80. (Confer Januar 30).
- 33rd Sunday After Pentecost Sunday of Zacchaeus
33rd Sunday After Pentecost Sunday of Zacchaeus January 26, 2020 See more details 27
- Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom
Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom January 27, 2020 See more details
This took place in A.D. 435, (Confer January 30 and November 13.)
- Ephrem the Syrian Venerable
Ephrem the Syrian Venerable January 28, 2020 See more details
Our Venerable Father, Ephrem, "Prophet of Syrians and an instrument of Holy Spirit," a great poet, orator, exegete and defensor of Orthodoxy.
- Translation of the Relics of St. Ignatius
Translation of the Relics of St. Ignatius January 29, 2020 See more details
The "God-Bearer", Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Antioch. He was devoured by lions at Rome. His disciples carried his relics to Antioch into his church in the year A.D. 109, in the reign of Trajan, the persecutor. (Confer December 20).
- Three Holy Hierarchs
Three Holy Hierarchs January 30, 2020 See more details
Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs, i.e., The Three Great Fathers of the church; namely St. Basil the Great,(See 1st of Jan) St. Gregory, the Theologian (See 25th of Jan) and St. John, the Chrysostom, (see 13th of Nov.) - Sy Hippolytus, Priest-Martyr. Bishop of Porto. He was put to death by drowning, under Alexander Severus, Emperor.
- Cyrus and John Unmercenaries
Cyrus and John Unmercenaries January 31, 2020 See more details
SS. Cyrus and John, Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries, i.e., Physicians without remuneration: (Confer June 28.) suffered death with Athanasia and her three daughters: Theodotia, Theopista and Eudokia, in the year A.D. 292 in the reign of Diocletian.