The Martyr Longinus the Centurion

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Blog
The Martyr Longinus the Centurion

Longinus was a Cappadocian Jew by descent. He was in the service of Pontius Pilate at the time of Christ our Saviour’s Passion. He saw firsthand the signs and unprecedented wonders at that Saving Crucifixion: the earthquake, the blotting out of the sun, and darkness over all, the rending of rocks, the opening of sepulchers, and many bodies of the saints who were asleep rising and entering in the holy city …

Dionysius the Areopagite

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Blog
Dionysius the Areopagite

Today we commemorate Saint Dionysius the Areopagite. We first read of Dionysius in Acts 17, just after Saint Paul delivered his amazing speech to the Athenians at the Areopagus (Acts 17: 22-31). Paul had preached the Resurrection of Christ but many Greeks still held the “Platonic view that the body was a prison for the soul and […]