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Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple
Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple

The second day of the Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord falls on February 4.

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Venerable Isidore of Pelusium
Venerable Isidore of Pelusium

Saint Isidore of Pelusium lived during the fourth-fifth centuries. He was a native of Alexandria, and was raised among pious Christians. He was a relative of Theophilus, Archbishop of Alexandria, and of his successor, Saint Cyril (January 18). While still a youth he quit the world and withdrew to…

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Right-believing George the Great Prince of Vladimir
Right-believing George the Great Prince of Vladimir

Holy Great Prince George was a son of Great Prince Vsevolod, nicknamed “Big Nest.” He was born in the year 1189, and he assumed the great princely throne of Vladimir in 1212. He was distinguished for his military valor and his piety. In the year 1237 the Tatar (Mongol) Horde of Batu…

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Venerable Cyril the Wonderworker, Abbot of Novoezersk, Novgorod
Venerable Cyril the Wonderworker, Abbot of Novoezersk, Novgorod

Saint Cyril of New Lake was born into a pious family. The Lord marked him as one of the chosen even before he was born. Cyril’s mother was praying in church during the Divine Liturgy, and the infant in her womb cried out, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth!” From the time of his…

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Venerable Abraham and Coprius, of Pechenga

Saints Abraham and Coprius of Pechenga in 1492 founded the Savior wilderness monastery at the River Pechenga, in Gryazovetsk district, 21 versts from Vologda. It required great work to bring in the necessities to the wilderness spot, in order to build the monastery and set everything in proper…

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Martyr Jadorus

Saint Jadorus suffered martyrdom with Saint Isidore (not Isidore of Pelusium) in the reign of Decius (249-251).

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Hieromartyr Abramius, Bishop of Arbela in Assyria
Hieromartyr Abramius, Bishop of Arbela in Assyria

The Hieromartyr Abramius, Bishop of Arbela, suffered during a persecution against Christians in Persia under the emperor Sapor II. When they demanded that the saint renounce Christ and worship the sun, he answered, “How foolish to forsake the Creator and instead worship creatures! Isn’t…

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Venerable Nicholas the Confessor, Abbot of Studion
Venerable Nicholas the Confessor, Abbot of Studion

Saint Nicholas the Confessor, Igumen of the Studion Monastery, lived during the ninth century. He was born on the island of Crete in the village of Kedonia into a Christian family. When he was ten, his parents sent him to Constantinople to his uncle, Saint Theophanes (October 11), who was a monk at…

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Saint Evagrisi, disciple of Saint Shio
Saint Evagrisi, disciple of Saint Shio

Saint Evagrisi was born to God-fearing and pious parents who read the Holy Scriptures to him from the earliest years of his childhood. When he reached manhood, Evagrisi became ruler of Tsikhedidi. One day Evagrisi went hunting in the Sarkineti Mountains where Shio of Mgvime had settled. While he…

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