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Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

On the seventh Sunday of Pascha, we commemorate the holy God-bearing Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. The Commemoration of the First Ecumenical Council has been celebrated by the Church of Christ from ancient times. The Lord Jesus Christ left the Church a great promise, “I will build…

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Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Amathus in Cyprus
Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Amathus in Cyprus

Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Amathus, was born in the city Amathus on the island of Cyprus. His parents raised their son in Christian piety, and taught him the reading of sacred books. It is said that the gift of wonderworking appeared in Saint Tikhon at quite a young age. His father was the owner of a…

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Venerable Tikhon of Kaluga Or Medin
Venerable Tikhon of Kaluga Or Medin

Saint Tikhon of Medin and Kaluga, in his youth received monastic tonsure at the Chudov monastery in Moscow, but through his love for solitude he settled at an isolated spot near Maloyaroslavl. He lived in asceticism in a deep dense forest, on the bank of the River Vepreika, in the hollow of an…

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Venerable Tikhon of Luchov, Kostroma
Venerable Tikhon of Luchov, Kostroma

Saint Tikhon of Lukhov, and Kostroma (in the world Timothy), was born within the bounds of the Lithuanian princedom and was in military service there. In the year 1482, not wanting to accept Uniatism, he went from Lithuania to Russia. The saint gave away everything that he had, accepted monastic…

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Martyrs Tigrius the Presbyter and Eutropius the Reader, of Constantinople
Martyrs Tigrius the Presbyter and Eutropius the Reader, of Constantinople

Hieromartyr Tigrius the Presbyter and the Martyr Eutropius the Reader were contemporaries of Saint John Chrysostom (November 13) and were among his clergy. The holy presbyter Tigrius was a mild and kindly pastor, and Saint Eutropius was distinguished for his prudence and purity of life. When Saint…

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Saint Kaikhosro the Georgian
Saint Kaikhosro the Georgian

The life of Saint Kaikhosro the Georgian has been passed down to our century in the works of Archbishop Timote (Gabashvili), a famous Church figure and historian of the 18th century. In a passage describing the frescoes and commemoration books of the Holy Cross Monastery in Jerusalem, Bishop Timote…

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Venerable Moses of Optina
Venerable Moses of Optina

Saint Moses (Putilov) was born on January 15, 1782 in the city of Borisogleb in the Yaroslavl province, and was baptized with the name Timothy. His siblings were called Jonah, Basil, Cyril, Anysia, and Alexander. John Putilov named all his children after the saint commemorated on the eighth day…

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