Saint Romanos the Melodist, commemorated on October 1st in the holy Orthodox Church, was a fifth-century hymnographer who wrote some of the most well-known hymns in Orthodox worship. Before he was given the musical gifts for which he in known to this day, he was a rather untalented chanter, even drawing ridicule from the clergy at his church...
The first Great Feast of the Church calendar--which begins on September 1st--is the Nativity of the Theotokos, on September 8th.
The Procession of the Holy Cross Written By: Aidan Wilson During the month of August, the Orthodox Church remembers many important points throughout its history, ranging from the lives of many holy saints and the Dormition of the Theotokos, to the martyrdom of the Seven Holy Maccabees from Old Testament times and the historic conversion… Continue reading The Procession of the Holy Cross
On the 9th day of the month of March, the Orthodox church commemorates the 40 Holy Martyrs of Sebaste.