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Postfeast of Pentecost — 3rd Day of the Trinity
Postfeast of Pentecost — 3rd Day of the Trinity

Many of the hymns of Pentecost are repeated in the postfestal services of this week, and references to the Holy Spirit, and to fire, abound. In particular, we are reminded of the Unburnt Bush (Exodus 3:2), the zealous Prophet Elias who ascended to Heaven in a chariot of fire, the three youths in…

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Virgin Martyr Febronia of Nisibis
Virgin Martyr Febronia of Nisibis

The Virgin Martyr Febronia suffered during the reign of Diocletian (284-305). She was raised at a monastery in the city of Sivapolis (Assyria). The head of the women’s monastery was the abbess Bryaίnē, the aunt of Saint Febronia. Being concerned about her niece’s salvation, she…

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Saints Peter and Fevronia (tonsured David and Euphrosyne), Wonderworkers of Murom
Saints Peter and Fevronia (tonsured David and Euphrosyne), Wonderworkers of Murom

Holy Prince Peter (David in monasticism) and Holy Princess Febronia (Euphrosyne - Euphrosynē - in monasticism), Wonderworkers of Murom. Prince Peter was the second son of the Murom prince Yuri Vladimirovich. He entered upon the throne of Murom in the year 1203. Several years before this Saint…

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Saint Dionysios, the builder of Prodromou Monastery, Mount Athos
Saint Dionysios, the builder of Prodromou Monastery, Mount Athos

Saint Dionysios was born in the village of Korissos, Kastoria, to pious parents who were farmers. At a young age, he went to Mount Athos near his brother Theodosios. Dionysios, with the help of his brother’s own teacher, learned to study the Holy Scriptures, and quickly became distinguished…

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Venerable Dometius of Dionysiou

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Monastic Martyr Procopius of the Ivḗron Monastery on Mount Athos

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New Martyr Procopius of Varna

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Venerable Nikon of Optina
Venerable Nikon of Optina

Saint Nikon was born on September 26, 1888, the son of Metrophanes and Vera Belyaev, and was named Nicholas at his Baptism. His parents, who were both very devout, belonged to one of Moscow’s merchant families. The Belyaev family received a visit from Saint John of Kronstadt when Nicholas was…

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New Martyr George of Attalia

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Saint Moloug of Lismore
Saint Moloug of Lismore

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Saint Theoleptos, Metropolitan of Philadelphia

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