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Scripture Readings for Today

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Feasts and Saints Commemorated Today

Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, was born in the year 340 into the family of the Roman prefect of Gaul (now France). Even in the saint’s childhood there appeared presentiments of his great future. Once, bees covered the face of the sleeping infant. They flew in and out of his mouth, leaving…

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Venerable Anthony, Abbot of Siya, Novgorod
Venerable Anthony, Abbot of Siya, Novgorod

Saint Anthony of Siya, in the world Andrew, was born into a family of rich farmers in the village of Kekhta near the North Dvina river. In childhood he received a fine education, read much and learned iconography. After the death of his parents, Andrew went to Novgorod, and for five years worked…

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Venerable Nilus of Stolbensk Lake
Venerable Nilus of Stolbensk Lake

Saint Nilus of Stolobnoye was born into a peasant family in a small village of the Novgorod diocese. In the year 1505 he was tonsured at the monastery of Saint Savva of Krypetsk (August 28) near Pskov. After ten years in ascetic life at the monastery he set out to the River Sereml, on the side of…

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Venerable John the Faster of the Kiev Near Caves

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Martyr Athenodorus of Mesopotamia

The Holy Martyr Athenodorus, from Syrian Mesopotamia, led a monastic life from his youth. Denounced as a Christian, he was arrested and condemned to fierce tortures by the governor of the land, Eleusius. Miracles accompanied the martyrdom of the saint, which converted many of the pagans to the…

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Venerable Paul the Obedient

We do not know when Saint Paul lived. There is only a short Life which says that he was the son of wealthy parents. He left secular life upon reaching maturity. The appellation “Obedient” was bestowed upon the monk for his deep humility, and for the complete renunciation of his own…

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Saint Philothea of Thrace, Protectress of Romania

Saint Philothea (Philofthea) of Argesh was born in Trnovo, the old capital of Bulgaria, around 1206. Her father was a farmer, and her mother was from Wallachia. She died when Philothea was still a child, and her father remarried. The child was often punished by her stepmother, who accused her of…

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Venerable Gregory, founder of Grigoriou Monastery, Mount Athos

Saint Gregory of Mount Athos was born in Serbia, and pursued asceticism on Mt Athos. He built and dedicated the monastery of Saint Nicholas, which was later renamed Grigoriou in his honor. In the records of Mt Athos the saint’s signature dating from 1405 was discovered. According to…

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“Vladimir” Icon of the Mother of God of Seliger
“Vladimir” Icon of the Mother of God of Seliger

The Vladimir Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Seliger comes from the island of Seliger in the Tver Province of Russia.

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The Prologue of Ochrid