saints: Dormition of Anna, the mother of the Theotokos

Saint Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe of Levi and the lineage of Aaron. According to Tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos.During the reign of St Justinian the Emperor (527-565), a church was … Continue reading saints: Dormition of Anna, the mother of the Theotokos

Vladimir of Russia and the Nightwolves

Today July 15, honours Saint Vladimir the Great’s, President Putin’s nameday, and so I leave you with this…..originally posted 7/15/2013 on inmyanguish.wordpress.com------------------------------------------------------------------In the Moscow compound of the Night Wolves, the Russian equivalent of the Hells Angels, ships’ conrods have been refashioned as crosses ten feet high. Broken plane parts have been bolted to truck engines … Continue reading Vladimir of Russia and the Nightwolves

Saints: July 12th, Veronica and the Shroud of Turin

ikon for Agia BerenikeAlso today, July 12 is the celebration for Veronica, (Berenike in Greek) who wiped Christ's face as He carried His cross towards Golgotha aka the Shroud of Turin. She is also known as thee woman who Christ cured of the issue of blood. (Luke 8:43) Traditionally she is identified as Herod the … Continue reading Saints: July 12th, Veronica and the Shroud of Turin