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Venerable Sisoes the Great
Venerable Sisoes the Great

Saint Sisoes the Great (+ 429) was a solitary monk, pursuing asceticism in the Egyptian desert in a cave sanctified by the prayerful labors of his predecessor, Saint Anthony the Great (January 17). For his sixty years of labor in the desert, Saint Sisoes attained to sublime spiritual purity and he…

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Venerable Sisoes the Schemamonk of the Kiev Far Caves

Saint Sisoes, Schemamonk of the Kiev Caves (XIII), is commemorated in the general service of the Monastic Fathers of Kiev Caves whose relics rest in the Far Caves. He is mentioned together with Saint Gregory the Faster: “Sisoes the wondrous and Gregory, a name courageous, having by fasting…

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Uncovering of the relics of Holy Princess Juliana Olshanskaya

Uncovering of the Relics of the Virgin Juliana, Princess of Olshansk. Saint Juliana lived during the first quarter of the sixteenth century. Her father, Prince Yurii Dubrovitsky-Olshansky, was one of the benefactors of the Kiev Caves Lavra. The God-pleasing virgin died at the age of sixteen. Her…

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Martyr Marinus, his wife Martha, their children, and those with them at Rome

The Holy Martyrs Marinus, Martha, Audifax, Habakkuk, Cyrenus, Valentinus the Presbyter, Asterius, and many others with them at Rome. During the reign of the emperor Claudius II (268-270), Saint Marinus together with his wife Martha and their sons Audifax and Habakkuk journeyed from Persia to Rome,…

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Martyr Isaurius the Deacon of Apollonia in Macedonia and those with him

The Holy Martyrs Isaurius the Deacon, Innocent, Felix, Hermias, Basil, Peregrinus were Athenians, suffering for Christ in the Macedonian city of Apollonia under the emperor Numerian (283-284). Beheaded with them for believing in Christ were two city officials, Rufus and Ruphinus.

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Martyr Cointus (Quintus) of Phrygia

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Martyr Lucy, and those with her, at Rome
Martyr Lucy, and those with her, at Rome

The Holy Martyrs Lucy (Lucia) the Virgin, Rexius, Antoninus, Lucian, Isidore, Dion, Diodorus, Cutonius, Arnosus, Capicus and Satyrus: Saint Lucy, a native of the Italian district of Campania, from the time of her youth dedicated herself to God and lived in an austere and chaste manner. While still…

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Synaxis of the Saints of Radonezh
Synaxis of the Saints of Radonezh

Abramius Igumen of Galich, or Chukhloma Lake, disciple of Saint Sergius of Radonezh (+1375). He is commemorated on July 20. Alexander of Moscow, monk, disciple of Saint Sergius (+ after 1427). He is commemorated on June 13. Alexander Peresbet, schema-monk, warrior, disciple of Saint Sergius…

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