A majestic church was built over the grave of St. Euphemia. At this temple the sessions of the Fourth Ecumenical Council took place in the year 451.
St. Ninian is acknowledged as Scotland's first saint with the date 397 AD celebrated as the beginning of his mission to his people.
The Exaltation of the Cross is one of the twelve great feasts of the Church. It commemorates two historical events: first, the finding of the Life-giving Cross in the year 326, and second, its recovery from Persia in 628.
The Dedication of the Temple of the Resurrection of Christ at Jerusalem celebrates the founding of the Church built by St Constantine and his mother, the empress Helen.
From the Menology of St. Dimitry of Rostov
Michael, the great and chief commander of God's bodiless hosts, both before the incarnation and after, showed compassion and solicitude toward the race of man
The Holy Prophet Zachariah and the Righteous Elizabeth were the parents of the holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John.
Born in Nicomedia, he was brought up from childhood as a true Christian. St Anthimus was a bishop in Nicomedia at the time of harsh persecution of Christians under the Emperors Diocletian and Maximian.
He was in life an earthly king - he is now after death a heavenly saint. Those, Who would not before bow to his living body, now bow on their knees to His dead bones.
A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria (Northern England).
Homily by St. Justin Popovic
He was executed for the Faith and love of Christ, without having seen earthly freedom, but having been vouchsafed that holy Freedom that is granted by the Divine Comforter to the children of God, in Christ and in His Church.
The power of repentance transformed this infidel, who was a murderer, adulterer and robber.
thoughts that are good for inspiring the heart, drawn from the legacy of the great saint whose memory we keep today
Poemen ("Shepherd") an early Desert Father who is the most quoted in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers.
Having laid to heart the divine words of thy Godly minded spouse, / O Adrian, martyr of Christ, / thou didst run ardently to the tortures, / and, with thy wife, didst receive a crown.
The principal effort of Saint Peter was in the struggle for an unified Russian state and the blessing of Moscow as the unifier of the Russian land.
On Tuesday morning, September 4, Archimandrite Flor (Vanko), one of the senior-most clerics of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, reposed in the Lord.
September 2 of this year marks thirty years since the repose of Father Seraphim
Samuel was descended from the Tribe of Levi. Even before birth, he was dedicated to God.
By St. Nikolai Velimirovich