My name is Padraig, and I’m a sinner

St. Patriachus, Enlightener of Eire March 17 Saint Patrick, the Apostle of the Irish, came to Ireland where he found so much reknown, by force.  He was seized from his native Britain by Irish marauders when he was sixteen years old.  He was the  son of a deacon and a grandson of a priest, it was …

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Prophet Joel October 19

  Joel the ProphetReading from the Synaxarion:The Prophet Joel, whose name means "Yah is God," was of the tribe of Reuben, the son of Bathuel, and lived from 810 to 750 B.C. (but some say in the 7th century B.C.). His book is divided into three chapters, and is the second in order of the minor …

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obits: The Not-Quite Incorruptible St. Bernadette of Lourdes

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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 …

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Holy Days: Annunciation tothe Theotokos (god bearer)

This holy day is celebrated in the RC, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and High Anglican Churches as part of the Church Calendar.Reading from the Synaxarion:Six months after John the Forerunner’s conception, the Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth unto Mary a Virgin, who according to the tradition handed down …

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick was canonized on March 17 in the one Christian Church at the time. It was the day he died. He is best known as the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland because he he brought Christianity to Ireland as well as the Picts and Anglo-Saxons.He is known only from two short works, …

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The Celebration of Luke the Evangelist, October 18

Reading from the Synaxarion:This Apostle was an Antiochean, a physician by trade, and a disciple and companion of Paul.  He wrote his Gospel in Greek after Matthew and Mark, after which he wrote the Acts of the Apostles, and dedicated both works to Theophilus, who, according to some, was Governor of Achaia.  He lived some …

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