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Prophet Ezekiel
Prophet Ezekiel

The Holy Prophet Ezekiel lived in the sixth century before the birth of Christ. He was born in the city of Sarir, and descended from the tribe of Levi; he was a priest and the son of the priest Buzi. Ezekiel was led off to Babylon when he was twenty-five years old together with King Jechoniah II…

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Venerable Simeon of Emessa the Fool-For-Christ, and his fellow ascetic Venerable John
Venerable Simeon of Emessa the Fool-For-Christ, and his fellow ascetic Venerable John

The Monks Simeon, Fool-for-Christ, and his Fellow-Ascetic John were Syrians, and they lived in the sixth century at the city of Edessa. From childhood they were bound by close ties of friendship. The older of them, Simeon, was unmarried and lived with his aged mother. John, however, although he was…

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Venerable Onuphrius the Silent and Venerable Onesimos the Recluse, of the Kiev Caves
Venerable Onuphrius the Silent and Venerable Onesimos the Recluse, of the Kiev Caves

In the calendar of the Moscow Patriarchate both Venerable Onuphrios the Silent of the Kiev Caves (XII century), and Onesimos the Recluse of the Kiev Caves, Near Caves (XII-XIII century) are commemorated on July 21. Venerable Onuphrios the Silent of the Kiev Caves was an ascetic in the Near Caves…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Armatia

The Armatia Icon of the Mother of God was in Constantinople at the Armatian monastery. The place where the monastery was located, was called “Armation” or “of the Armatians” and received its name from the military magister Armatios, nephew of the tyrant Basiliscus, and a…

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The Finding of the honored relics of the Venerable right-believing Great Princess and Nun
Anna of Kashin, Wonderworker
The Finding of the honored relics of the Venerable right-believing Great Princess and Nun Anna of Kashin, Wonderworker

The Holy right-believing Princess Anna of Kashin (EuphrosynÄ“ in monasticism) reposed on October 2, 1368. On July 21, 1649, Archbishop Jonah of Kazan and some of the local clergy opened Saint Anna's tomb, and noticed that her relics were incorrupt. Several miracles of healing occurred at that…

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