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Synaxarion for the Conception of the Honorable Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

On the twenty-third of September we celebrate the Conception of the Honorable Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John VersesThe man received a prophetic oracle from the Archangel,You will beget a Prophet, and even greater than the prophets.On the twenty-third the Forerunner

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The Translation of the Relics of St Winifred of Trefonen

The relics of St Winefride were finally translated to Shrewsbury Abbey on 19th September 1138.If you’d like to read more about the life of this important local saint, please follow this link…

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Synaxarion of the Holy Great Martyr Niketas the Goth

VersesTo Niketas.Niketas is enflamed and becomes a victory-bearer,Or we should rather say a fire-bearing victory-bearer.On the fifteenth, Niketas was cast into the furnace. To the Holy Martyrs who contested with St. Niketas.A pious multitude contested in Gothia,Casting the barbarians out

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Youth club’s radio drama for the victory of the Cross

Listen to the Youth Club’s radio dramatisation of St Romanos the melodist’s kontakion of the victory of Cross:

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Synaxarion for the Exaltation of the Honorable and Life-Creating Cross

VersesExalting the neck O Savior,Creation sees the Cross exalted.On the fourteenth the Wood of the Cross is exalted. Constantine the Great and Equal to the Apostles, first among the emperors of ancient Rome, accepted Christianity. While in the midst of

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Sermon on the Cross by Metropolitan Anthony

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We have been keeping these days the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. There is a passage in the Gospel in which the Lord says to us,

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The Life of the Holy Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna

VersesLet Joachim now with his Wife delight,Both bearing for creation the soul’s delight.On the ninth is the synaxis of the parents of God’s Mother. By St. John of Damascus Anna was to be the mother of the Virgin Mother of

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The Nativity of the Theotokos

Synaxarion of the Nativity of the Theotokos On the eighth of September, we commemorate the Birth of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary. VersesAnna, all mothers truly you surpassed,Until your daughter should become your Mother.Anna brought into

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Synaxarion of the Ecclesiastical New Year

On the first of September is the beginning of the Indiction, namely the New Year. VersesBless for us the Indiction of the New Year,O You Who are both Ancient and for mankind New (namely You, O Christ). We should know, brethren,

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St Symeon the Stylite

On this day, the first of September, our Church celebrates the memory of the venerable Symeon the Stylite. Our venerable Father Symeon was born about the year 390 in a certain village named Sis, in the mountain region of Cilicia

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