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Saint Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople
Saint Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople

Saint Eutychius, Archbishop of Constantinople, was born in a village called “Divine” in the province of Phrygia. His father Alexander was a soldier, and his mother Synesia was the daughter of the priest Hesychius of Augustopolis. Saint Eutychius received the first rudiments of his…

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Saint Methodius, Equal of the Apostles, Archbishop of Moravia, Enlightener of the Slavs
Saint Methodius, Equal of the Apostles, Archbishop of Moravia, Enlightener of the Slavs

Saint Methodius, Archbishop of Moravia, died on April 6 in the year 885. His Life is found on May 11, when he is commemorated with Saint Cyril, Teacher of the Slavs.

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Saint Platonida of Nisibis, Syria
Saint Platonida of Nisibis, Syria

Saint Platonida (Platonis) was at first a deaconess, but afterwards withdrew into the Nisibis desert, where she organized a women’s monastery. The Rule of her monastery was distinguished for its strictness. The sisters partook of food only once a day. When they were not praying, they spent…

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120 Martyrs of Persia

The Holy 120 Martyrs suffered under the Persian emperor Sapor. They were taken into captivity during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Constantios (337-361). They were consigned to the flames after firmly confessing their faith (c.344-347). Saint Shandulios (November 3) concealed their relics from…

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Martyrs Jeremiah and Presbyter Archilias

The Holy Martyrs Jeremiah and the Priest Archilius (Alchimius) suffered martyrdom in the third century. Saint Gregory Dialogus (March 12) mentions them.

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Venerable Gregory the Byzantine
Venerable Gregory the Byzantine

Saint Gregory was a native of Constantinople, and pursued an ascetic life on Mt. Athos in the Lavra of Saint Athanasius (July 5). He was the spiritual guide of Saint Gregory Palamas (November 14).

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Monastic Martyr Gennadius of Dionysiou on Mount Athos

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