Feasts and Saints

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…

Dormition of the Righteous Anna, the Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos; Commemoration of the Holy 165 Fathers of the Fifth Ecumenical Council; Holy Woman Olympias (Olympiada) the Deaconess of Constantinople; Virginmartyr Eupraxia of Tabenna

Saint Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe of Levi and the lineage of Aaron. According to Tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age…