St. Katherine of Alexandria

The Holy Great-Martyr Katherine of Alexandria

The Holy Great-Martyr Katherine of Alexandria We celebrate the Holy Great-Martyr Katherine of Alexandria (Catherine of Alexandria) on November 24th. Her father was the governor of Alexandrian-Egypt. Icons of her therefore include the saint wearing a crown and royal robes. St. Katherine lived a life worthy of a princess. Her wealthy parents invested in her …

St. Josaphat

Holy Priest-Martyr Josaphat Kuntsevych

 Holy Priest-Martyr Josaphat Kuntsevych, Archbishop of Polotsk We celebrate Josaphat Kunsevych, an Eastern Bishop and martyr, on November 12th, which commemorates his deathday and day of canonization (in 1867). The BadgerDad and I married on this feast day, to honour this martyr who died for Christ and the goal of Christian unity. So what do …

Dormition of the Theotokos

Dormition of the Theotokos: Feast Day and Icon

The Falling Asleep of the Theotokos Although the Dormition of the Theotokos is not in scripture, we know a lot of what happened from Tradition. When the time came for the soul of the Theotokos to be united with her son in heaven, the apostles and disciples were brought mysteriously to Jerusalem. This happened so …

Holy Apostle Matthias – Post Feast of the Transfiguration

Apostle Matthias August 9th we celebrate the Holy Apostle Matthias. Here is some of what we know about him. The Apostle Matthias is of the tribe of Judah. Like Jesus, he was born in Bethlehem. Matthias is one of the original 70 disciples, and so we know he also “walked in Jesus’ footsteps” during the …

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