Today's Scripture Readings
All Scripture Readings
Today's Saints
Venerable Onuphrius the Great
Venerable Onuphrius the Great

Saint Paphnutius, who led an ascetical life in the Thebaid desert in Egypt, has left us an account of Saint Onuphrius the Great and the Lives of other fourth century hermits: Timothy the Desert Dweller, the abbas Andrew, Charalampus, Theophilus, and others. It occurred to Saint Paphnutius to go to…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Peter of Mount Athos
Venerable Peter of Mount Athos

Saint Peter of Athos, a Greek by birth, served as a soldier in the imperial armies and he lived at Constantinople. In the year 667, during a war with the Syrians, Saint Peter was taken captive and locked up in a fortress in the city of Samara on the Euphrates River. For a long time he languished…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Second glorification of the Holy Right-Believing Princess  Anna of Kashin
Second glorification of the Holy Right-Believing Princess Anna of Kashin

In 1677 Patriarch Joachim proposed to the Moscow Council that the veneration of Saint Anna of Kashin (October 2) throughout Russia should be discontinued because of the Old Believers Schism, which made use of the name of Saint Anna of Kashin for its own purposes. When she was buried her hand had…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Arsenius, Abbot of Konevits
Venerable Arsenius, Abbot of Konevits

Saint Arsenius of Konevits was a native of Novgorod, a coppersmith by trade. The saint accepted tonsure at the Lisich monastery near Novgorod, where he spent eleven years. He went to Mount Athos in 1373, and there he spent three years, dwelling in prayer and making copper vessels for the brethren.…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Onuphrius, Abbot of Malsk, Pskov
Venerable Onuphrius, Abbot of Malsk, Pskov

Saint Onuphrius of Mala and Pskov [Izborsk] founded a monastery in honor of the Nativity of the Mother of God at Mala, four versts from Izborsk and 56 versts from Pskov. The saint died on June 12, 1592 and was buried in the Nativity church, in a chapel named for him. The memory of Saint Onuphrius…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Bassian of Pertomsk, Solovki

No information on the life of this saint is available at this time.

Read the Life
Venerable Onuphrius of Vologda

No information on the life of this saint is available at this time.

Read the Life
Venerable Auxentius of Vologda

No information on the life of this saint is available at this time.

Read the Life
Venerable Stephen of Komel, Abbot of Ozersk Monastery, Vologda
Venerable Stephen of Komel, Abbot of Ozersk Monastery, Vologda

No information available at this time.

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable John, Andrew, Heraclemon, and Theophilus, Hermits, of Egypt

Saints Andrew, John, Heraclemon, and Theophilus lived in Egypt in the fourth century, and is mentioned in the Life of Saint Onuphrius. After he had buried Saint Onuphrius, Saint Paphnutius came upon an oasis which impressed him with its beauty and abundance of fruit-bearing trees. Four youths…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Saint (John) Tornike of Mount Athos
Saint (John) Tornike of Mount Athos

Tornike Eristavi1 (later John of Mt. Athos) was a Georgian army commander famed for his victories in war and a favorite of King David Kuropalates. Eventually he abandoned his worldly glory and set off in search of his spiritual father, Saint John, on Mt. Olympus. There he learned that Saint John…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Jonah of Pertomsk, Solovki

No information on the life of this saint is available at this time.

Read the Life
Transfer of the relics of the Right-Believing Anna of Kashin
Transfer of the relics of the Right-Believing Anna of Kashin

The Holy Right-Believing Princess Anna of Kashin died on October 2, 1338. A Church council decided to glorify the holy Princess Anna as a saint, and her holy relics were uncovered on July 21, 1649. The solemn transfer of her relics from the wooden Dormition cathedral into the stone Resurrection…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Welcome to Orthodox Africa!

Orthodox Africa is an international non-profit and pan-Orthodox Christian organization started by Father Silouan Brown a monk of the Saint Demetrios Skete in Washington, D.C. in 2015 with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion First-Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and Metropolitan Jonah former Primate of the Orthodox Church in America. Orthodox Africa began with the vision to help the various Orthodox Christian mission communities on the African continent to become self-sustaining missions so that they can operate individually and without the need of permanent need of foreign financial aid.

Orthodox Africa attains these self-sustainment goals by working with local Orthodox clergy and mission leaders to develop local projects that create steady streams of revenue such as the raising of animals, horticulture projects, clean water projects, and Orthodox schools. Please, explore our website and consider a tax-deductible donation to Orthodox Africa to help us continue our mission of growing Christs’ Holy Orthodox Church on the African continent.  

 

04/13/21St. John Chrysostom's New Building Project! -

Since joining Orthodox Africa in the Fall, the leadership, teachers, students and parishioners at St. John Chrysostom School and Annunciation of the Theotokos Parish in Nakyaka, Uganda has been very busy! In October, a second Straight Interlocking Stabilized Soil Block (ISSB) press machine was purchased with donations from Orthodox Africa supporters! See the details on our OA news section!

10/02/20Saint John Chrysostom Update! -

Glory to God for all things! We have great news coming from our Saint John Chrysostom Mission as of this past September. Orthodox Africa was able to provide the mission with enough money so that they could build much-needed rainwater capturing tank! Thank you to all who have contributed to Orthodox Africa! This is what your generous donations can provide to our Orthodox brothers and sisters in Africa! Follow us for more future updates on our missions!

07/02/20Saint John Chrysostom Update! -

Glory to God for all things! We have great news coming from our Saint John Chrysostom Mission as of this past September. Orthodox Africa was able to provide the mission with enough money so that they could build very much-needed rainwater capturing tank! Follow us for more future updates on our mission work!

05/06/20St. Peter Orphanage & School Update -

St. Peter Orphanage and School self-sustainability projects and child feeding program are proving successful. See the Orthodox Africa news tab for the full article. 


PatristicNectarFilms
PatristicNectarFilms

Patriarchate of Alexandria