Equal to the Apostles Constantine & Helena and Observances under Quarantine

Christ is Ascended! From Earth into Heaven! Friends, on this Holy Ascension Thursday, on the feast of the Equal-to-the-Apostles Constantine and Helena, we greet you!  Much ink has been spent on the figure of St. Constantine, his notoriety and controversy.  There are many actions throughout the history of his life which are regrettable and in …

Holy Apostle James, Brother of St. John the Theologian

April 30th is the feast of Saint James, who is the brother of St. John the Theologian. I recently posted an article about St. James who is called the brother of Our Lord. This article goes into the etymology of James/Jacob in scripture, and also about St. James. But there are two other major James’ …

The First and Second Finding of John the Baptist's Head

John the Baptist – Finding His Head (Twice)!

John the Baptist is one of the most highly venerated saints in Byzantine tradition. Off the top of my head I can think of only three nativity feasts: Jesus’, Mary’s, and John the Baptist’s. We also celebrate the conceptions of these same three. Like many other saints, we celebrate a feast for his death (The …

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