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Martyr Conon of Isauria
Martyr Conon of Isauria

The Holy Martyr Conon of Isauria was born in Bethany, a village near the Asia Minor city of Isauria, whose inhabitants had accepted Christianity from the Apostle Paul. From his youth, Saint Conon was accorded the special protection of the “Archistrategos” (“Leader of the Heavenly…

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Finding of the relics of Saint Theodore, Prince of Smolensk and Yaroslavl, and his children
Finding of the relics of Saint Theodore, Prince of Smolensk and Yaroslavl, and his children

On March 5, 1463, the relics of holy Prince Theodore and his sons, David and Constantine were uncovered at Yaroslavl. The chronicler, an eyewitness to the event, wrote: “At the city of Yaroslavl in the monastery of the Holy Savior they unearthed three Great Princes: Prince Theodore…

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Monastic Martyr Adrian of Poshekhonye, Yaroslavl

Saint Adrian of Poshekhonye was born at Rostov the Great at the end of the sixteenth century, of pious parents named Gregory and Irene. Saint Adrian received monastic tonsure at the monastery of Saint Cornelius of Komel (May 19). Among the brethren gathered around Saint Cornelius were some capable…

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Martyr Onesimus of Isauria

The Holy Martyr Onesimus (Onisius) lived in Palestine. He was beheaded with the sword for confessing faith in Christ.

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Martyr Conon the Gardener of Pamphylia
Martyr Conon the Gardener of Pamphylia

The Holy Martyr Conon the Gardener was born in Nazareth of Galilee, but he lived in the city of Mandona, where he occupied himself with gardening. He was a God-fearing man, sincere in heart, and without malice. The saint suffered for his faith in Christ under the emperor Decius (249-251). When they…

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Virgin Martyr Irais (Rhais) of Antinoe in Egypt
Virgin Martyr Irais (Rhais) of Antinoe in Egypt

No information on the life of this saint is available at this time.

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Martyr Eulogius of Palestine

The Holy Martyr Eulogius was a native of Palestine. After the death of his pagan parents he gave away all his inheritance to the poor, and he himself became a wanderer and went through Palestine, converting pagans to Christianity. During the time of a persecution he was arrested, subjected to…

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Martyr Eulampius of Palestine

The Holy Martyr Eulampius lived in Palestine. He was beheaded for his faith in Christ.

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Saint Mark the Ascetic of Egypt
Saint Mark the Ascetic of Egypt

Saint Mark the Ascetic was born in Athens during the fifth century, and became a monk in the Nitrian desert (Lower Egypt). From his youth his fondest pursuit was the reading of Holy Scripture. It is said that he knew the whole Bible by heart. Nine of his thirty discourses have come down to us.…

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Saint Hesychius the Faster of Bithynia

Saint Hesychius the Faster was born in the eighth century in the coastal city of Adrineia in Bithynia. Raised since his youth in piety, he left his parental home and practiced asceticism in a wilderness spot on Mount Maionis. Despite the threat of demons and wild animals and robbers living there,…

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Icon of the Mother of God “The Nurturer”
Icon of the Mother of God “The Nurturer”

In the Icon called “Nurturing,” the Mother of God is depicted with her eternal Child sitting on her left arm. Christ’s right hand is extended upward to the face of the All-Pure Virgin. Before 1917, the holy image was located in the Kazan Cathedral on Red Square, but it was lost…

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Saint John, New Martyr of Bulgaria

The holy New Martyr John was born in Bulgaria in 1775. Since fanatical Moslems believed that they would be assured of an eternal “paradise” where they would enjoy beautiful virgins and an abundance of food if they could force Christians to deny Christ and follow Mohammed, they spared no…

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