Saint Olympias the Deaconess of Constantinople

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Blog
Saint Olympias the Deaconess of Constantinople

In fourth century Constantinople, there lived a woman who forsook the wealth and pleasures of this world so that she could devote all her time and strength to serving the Lord and her fellow citizens. Her name was Olympias and she became one of the great deaconesses of the early church. She was born in 361 […]

Saint Maximus the Confessor

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Blog
Saint Maximus the Confessor

Today we commemorate Saint Maximus the Confessor, who near the end of his life was beaten, tortured, spat upon, imprisoned, and had his right hand and tongue cut off, but miraculously was still able to confess and speak the truth.  He is commemorated on Aug 13/26 and Jan 21/Feb 3 each year on the New/Old […]