Feasts and Saints

✝) Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross; Greatmartyr Eustathius (Eustace) Placidas, his wife Martyr Theopistes, and their children Martyrs Agapius and Theopistus, of Rome; Ven. New Martyr Hilarion of Crete

Greatmartyr Eustathius Placidas, his wife Theopistes and their children Agapius and Theopistus The Holy Great Martyr Eustathius was named Placidas before his Baptism. He was a military commander under the emperors Titus (79-81) and Trajan…

Forefeast of Lifting of the Holy Cross; + Commemoration of the Founding of the Church of the Resurrection at Jerusalem; Hieromartyrs Cornelius the Centurion and Cyprian, bishop of Carthage; +) Ven. John of Prislop; Martyrs of Dobrogea: Macrobius, Gordian, Elias, Zoticus, Lucian and Valerian

1. The Dedication of the Temple of the Resurrection of Christ at Jerusalem celebrates the dedication of the Church of the Resurrection, built by Saint Constantine the Great and his mother, the empress Helen. After…