• The life of St. Great Martyress Irene (I century)

    18 May, 2015

    The Ecclesial fullness remembers St. Irene martyr feast on 18 May; she lived in I century. Irene was a daughter of pagan governor of one Macedonian cities and her pre-Christian name was Penelope.

  • St. Protomartyr Juvenaly of Alaska

    14 May, 2015

    Hieromonk Juvenaly (secular name is Jacob Govorukhin) was born in 1761 in the family of facility workman in Ekaterinburg. In youth he worked on local factories, just like his father before him. In 1791 Jacob decided to go to Valaam monastery.

  • St. John of and San Francisco Shanghai – the holy hierarch of ROCOR

    13 May, 2015

    St. John of and San Francisco Shanghai (Mikhail Maximovitch is the name of future Archbishop) was born in 1896 to the family of faithful nobles in the village of Adamovka (today this is Donetsk region, Ukraine). St. John of Tobolsk was his forefather on paternal line. From an early age he loved prayer, reading the life […]