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; Virgin-martyr Eupraxia of Tabenna

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency  - 25/7/17 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 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos. During the reign of Saint Justinian the Emperor ...

The Feast of the Three Hierarchs

February 2014 During the eleventh century, disputes raged in Constantinople about which of the three hierarchs was the greatest. Some preferred Saint Basil the Great (January 1).  Others honored Saint Gregory the Theologian (January 25).  A third group exalted Saint John Chrysostom (November 13). Dissension among Christians increased.  Some called themselves Basilians, others referred to themselves as ...