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Venerable Ananias the Iconographer

Saint Ananias was born in Russia and was tonsured in the monastery of Saint Antony the Roman at Novgorod. God endowed him with a gift for painting icons, and he exercised this talent for the glory of the Lord. The Venerable Ananias painted "marvelous icons of many holy wonderworkers." For…

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Martyr Hyacinth of Caesarea, in Cappadocia, and those with him
Martyr Hyacinth of Caesarea, in Cappadocia, and those with him

Saint Hyacinth, a native of Caesarea in Cappadocia, was raised in a Christian family. The emperor Trajan made the boy his “cubicularius” (chamberlain), unaware that he was a secret Christian. One day, while the emperor and his entourage were offering sacrifice to idols, the young…

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Translation of the relics of Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow
Translation of the relics of Hieromartyr Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow

The Transfer of the Relics of Saint Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia: After the martyric death of Saint Philip (January 9), his body was buried at the Otrocha monastery, in Tver. The monks of the Solovki monastery, where he was formerly igumen, in 1591 requested…

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Venerable Anatolius of the Kiev Near Caves

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Venerable Anatolius the Recluse of the Kiev Far Caves

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Saint Basil, Bishop of Ryazan
Saint Basil, Bishop of Ryazan

Saint Basil, Bishop of Ryazan and Murom: His memory is celebrated by the Church on June 10 and July 3 (the day of his death in 1295). On June 10, 1609 the holy relics of Bishop Basil at Ryazan were uncovered and transferred to the Dormition cathedral church. Saint Basil I, Wonderworker of Ryazan,…

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Right-believing Princes Basil and Constantine Vsevolodovich of Yaroslavl
Right-believing Princes Basil and Constantine Vsevolodovich of Yaroslavl

In their youth, holy Princes Basil and Constantine Vsevolodovich lost their father, Vsevolod, who fell in battle with the Tatars (Mongols). Saint Basil, the elder brother, succeeded to the throne. As prince, he had to face a multitude of concerns, tasks and sorrows. The city and the villages were…

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Venerable John, Wonderworker of Yarenga, Solovki

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Venerable Longinus, Wonderworker of Yarenga, Solovki
Venerable Longinus, Wonderworker of Yarenga, Solovki

Saint Longinus, the wonderworker of Yarenga, is also commemorated on October 16.

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Blessed John of Moscow the Fool-For-Christ
Blessed John of Moscow the Fool-For-Christ

Blessed John, Fool-for-Christ, Wonderworker of Moscow, was born on the outskirts of Vologda. In his youth he toiled at a saltworks, where he was a water-carrier. The saint combined strict fasting and prayer with his heavy work. Later he moved on to Rostov, where he began his exploit of holy…

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Venerable Νikόdēmos, Abbot of Kozhe Lake
Venerable Νikόdēmos, Abbot of Kozhe Lake

Saint Νikόdēmos of Kozhe Lake (in the world Nikḗtas) was born in the village of Ivankovo near Rostov into a peasant family. When he was still a young man working with his father in the fields, he heard someone call, “Νikόdēmos! Νikόdēmos!” indicating his future monastic…

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Martyrs Mark and Mocius
Martyrs Mark and Mocius

The Holy Martyrs Mocius and Mark were arrested as Christians and brought to trial by the governor Maximian. They refused to offer sacrifice to idols, for which they suffered death by beheading in the fourth century.

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Saint Alexander, founder of the Monastery of the “Unsleeping Ones”
Saint Alexander, founder of the Monastery of the “Unsleeping Ones”

Saint Alexander, Founder of the Monastery of the “Unsleeping Ones,” was born in Asia and received his education at Constantinople. He spent some time in military service but, sensing a call to other service, he left the world and accepted monastic tonsure in one of the Syrian wilderness…

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Saint Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople
Saint Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople

Saint Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople, was born at Alexandria in the second half of the fourth century, at a time when many representatives of illustrious Byzantine families ardently strove to serve the Church of Christ armed with Greek philosophic wisdom. Having studied philosophy, Saint…

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Monastic Martyr Gerasimus the New of Carpenision
Monastic Martyr Gerasimus the New of Carpenision

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Icon of the Mother of God the “Milk-Giver” of the Hilandar Monastery on Mount Athos
Icon of the Mother of God the “Milk-Giver” of the Hilandar Monastery on Mount Athos

The “Milk-Giver” Icon of the Mother of God was originally located at the Lavra of Saint Savva the Sanctified near Jerusalem. Before his death, the holy founder of the Lavra foretold that a royal pilgrim having the same name as himself would visit the Lavra. Saint Savva told the brethren…

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Saint George the God-Bearer
Saint George the God-Bearer

Saint George the God-bearer and Recluse labored in the Black Mountains near Antioch during a time when the churches and monasteries there flourished. Orthodox Christians from many parts of the world came to settle there, and as a result, tensions often arose between monks of different…

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