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Translation of the Image “Not-Made-By-Hands” of our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople; †) New Martyrs King Constantine Brancoveanu of Wallachia and his four sons Constantine, Stephen, Radu, and Matthew, and his counsellor Ianache; †) Ven. Joseph of Varatec; Martyr Diomedes

1. The righteous and loving Christ ruling prince of Wallachia, Constantine Brâncoveanu, was born in 1654, to outstanding parents; from his father’s side, he came from Ruler Prince Matei Basarab (1632-1654), and from his mother’s…

Martyrs Photios & Anicletus (W,O)

The Martyrs Anicetus and Photius (his nephew) were natives of Nicomedia. Anicetus, a military official, denounced the emperor Diocletian (284-305) for setting up in the city square an implement of execution for frightening Christians. The…