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With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, OCA Chancellor, traveled to Europe from March 23 to April 2, 2022 to see first hand the operations of Eleos and its humanitarian efforts for the Ukrainian refugees.

More information and photos here: https://www.oca.org/news/headline-news/update-on-ukraine-refugee-fundraiser-after-oca-chancellor-archpriest-alexander-rentel-makes-trip-to-europe

Saint Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus, “a last relic of ancient piety,” as Saint Jerome calls him, lived during the fourth century in Phoenicia. The Roman empress Honoria was his sister. He was of Jewish descent, and in his youth he received a fine education. He was converted to Christianity after seeing how a certain monk named Lucian gave away his clothing to a poor person. Struck by the monk’s compassion, Epiphanius asked to be instructed in Christianity. ...

Read more here: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2022/05/12/101356-saint-epiphanius-bishop-of-cyprus

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Saint Glyceria suffered as a martyr for her faith in Christ in the second century, during a persecution against Christians under the emperor Antoninus (138-161). She came from an illustrious family, and her father Macarius was a high-ranking Roman official. Later, the family moved to the Thracian city of Trajanopolis. ...

Read more here: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2022/05/13/101363-virgin-martyr-glyceria-at-heraclea

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Saint Isidore lived during the reign of Emperor Decius (249-251) and came from Alexandria in Egypt. He was an officer in the Roman Navy when the fleet commanded by Admiral Numerius chanced to be anchored off the Greek island of Chios. There Christianity was not persecuted, and perhaps Saint Isidore was not as cautious as he should have been. Somehow, the centurion Julius discovered that Isidore was a Christian, and denounced him to Admiral Numerius. ...

Read more here: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2022/05/14/101375-martyrs-isidore-and-myrope-of-chios

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Saint Pachomius the Great was both a model of desert dwelling, and with Saints Anthony the Great (January 17), Macarius the Great (January 19), and Euthymius the Great (January 20), a founder of the cenobitic monastic life in Egypt. ...

Read more here: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2022/05/15/101384-venerable-pachomius-the-great-founder-of-coenobitic-monasticism

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Saint Theodore was called “Sanctified” because he was the first in his monastery ordained to the priesthood.

Saint Theodore came from Egypt and was the son of rich and illustrious Christian parents. The yearning for monastic life appeared early in him. Once there was a large party at the house of his parents during the feast of Theophany. The boy did not want to take part in the festivities, grieving that because of earthly joys he might be deprived of joys in the life to come. He secretly left home when he was fourteen and entered one of the monasteries. ...

Read more here: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2022/05/16/101393-venerable-theodore-the-sanctified-disciple-of-venerable-pachomiu

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Saint Andronicus Apostle of the Seventy and Saint Junia were relatives of the holy Apostle Paul. They labored much, preaching the Gospel to pagans. Saint Paul mentions them in his Epistle to the Romans: “Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and fellow prisoners, who are of note among the Apostles, who also were in Christ, before me” (Romans 16:7). ...

Read more here: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2022/05/17/101405-apostle-andronicus-of-the-seventy-and-his-fellow-laborer-junia

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Today’s celebration is the midpoint of the fifty days between the Feasts of Pascha and Pentecost. Saint John tells us (John 7:14) that “in the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the Temple, and taught.” The Feast in question is the Feast of Tabernacles (celebrated in September), not Pentecost. ...

Read more here: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2022/05/18/38-midfeast-of-pentecost

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The Holy Martyr Theodotus and the Holy Seven Virgins Tecusa, Phaine, Claudia, Matrona, Julia, Alexandra and Euphrasia lived during the second half of the third century in the city of Ancyra, Galatia, and died as martyrs for Christ at the beginning of the fourth century. Saint Theodotus was an innkeeper and was married. ...

Read more here: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2022/05/18/101413-martyr-theodotus-of-ancyra-and-with-him-the-seven-virgin-martyrs

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