Lives of the Saints... September

September

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 The Beginning of the Indiction,” i.e., of the Church Year.

 

 

 

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Our venerable father, Simeon, the Elder, the Stylite, and his mother, Martha. Simeon, a Monk, adopted a characteristic mode of penance by prayer and fasting on the top of a lofty stone column where he spent thirty-seven years until his death A.D. 459.

Venerable

 

 

1

 Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God in Missina.

Most Holy Mother

 

 

1

 SS. Aithelas, 40 Women of Macedonia and Ammon Martyrs. Ammon, Deacon, was put to death under Emperor Licinius A.D. 313 at Heraclea in Thrace, together with 40 young women whom he converted to Christianity.

Martyrs

 

 

1

 SS. Callistus, Evodius, and Hermogenes, Martyrs, were brothers by birth.

Martyrs

 

 

1

 Venerable Joshua, son of Nun, who was successor of Moses in the 15th Century B.C.

Venerable

 

 

2

 St. Mammas, Martyr, a Roman of noble birth, mute for five years from birth, uttered his first word “Mama” whence he got his name. he suffered martyrdom at Caesarea in Cappadocia under Aurelian Emperor, A.D. 274.

Martyr

 

 

2

 Our holy father, John of the Fast, Patriarch of Constantinople about A.D. 551

Holy father

 

 

3

 St. Anthimus, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Nicomedia where he was martyred A.D. 303 under the Emperor Diocletian.

Priest-Martyr

 

 

3

 Our venerable father, Theoktistus, Co-faster with Euthymius the Great, who died A.D. 431.

Venerable

 

 

4

 St. Babylas, Priest-Martyr, Archbishop of Great Antioch for thirteen years. He died in chains awaiting execution during the Decian persecution A.D. 250. With him are commemorated Three Youths, his pupils, privileged with him to lay down their lives for Christ.

Priest-Martyr

 

 

4

 St Moses, Prophet and Patriarch who preceded Jesus Christ by fifteen centuries. He was of the Tribe of Levi, for forty years a leader of Israelites in their Exodus from Egypt ant their wandering in the Wilderness. He died at the age of 120 near the borders of the Promised Land. Where he was buried no man knows.

Prophet

 

 

4

 St. Babylas, another Priest-Martyr, Teacher, of Nicomedia and with him 84 Youths.

Priest-Martyr

 

 

4

 SS. Hermione and Eutychia, Martyrs. Hermione was one of the daughters of Philip the Deacon, mentioned as a Prophetess (Acts 21:9). She is said to have suffered martyrdom for the Faith at Euphes A.D. 117.

Martyrs

 

 

5

 St. Zachary, Prophet, father of Venerable John, the Precursors and Baptist.

Prophet

 

 

6

 Commemoration of the miracle by St. Michael the Archangel at Colossa in Chronia.

 

 

 

6

 Ss. Eudoxius and with him 1104, Martyrs Eudoxius was a Soldier-Martyr in the time of Trajan, Emperor.

Martyrs

 

 

6

 Our venerable father, Archippus

Saint Archippus, son of devout Christians from the city of Hieropolis, at age ten went to pray in the church of the holy Chief Commander Michael and he remained at this temple to serve as church caretaker. He led a strict and ascetic manner of life, constantly at fasting and prayer.

Venerable

 

 

7

 St. Sozon, Martyr, a Christian in Silicia, who broke up a silver idol and gave the proceeds to the poor. He was burned to death at the stake about A.D. 304

Martyr

 

 

7

Saint John, Archbishop of Novgorod, was born at Novgorod of the pious parents Nicholas and Christina. He passed his childhood in quiet and peaceful surroundings.

Archbishop

 

8

 Nativity of The Theotokos. She was of royal lineage, of the House David. Except the feast of the Dormition, this is one of the most ancient and famous Feasts of Our Lady.

 Theotokos

 

 

9

 SS. and Venerable, Joachim and Anna. Tradition holds that these Saints were the parents if the Theotokos although nothing is known of the, except that they lived in Galilee, and later in Jerusalem, where their traditional tomb was rediscovered in A.D. 1889.

Venerable

 

 

9

 St. Severianus, Martyr, was an Armenian Soldier-Saint, tortured to death under the power of Licinius A.D. 332.

Martyr

 

 

10

 SS. Mendora, Metrodora and Nymphodora, Martyrs, were three sisters, devout Christians of the Province of Bithynia in Asia Minor. Condemned for their Faith, they were beheaded A.D. 306 in the great persecution under Diocletian, Emperor.

Martyrs

 

 

11

 Our venerable mother, Theodora, of Alexandria, Penitent. She was an Egyptian woman who lived a long life of austere penance because of a sin committed in her youth. She is said to have donned male attire, entered a monastery, where she endured much of Satan and passed to her reward A.D. 472 in the reign of the Empiror Zenon.

Venerable

 

 

12

 St. Autonomous, Priest-Martyr, is Alleged by the Greeks to have been an Italian Bishop, who fled into Bithynia, in Asia Minor, to escape the fury of the Diocletian persecution. He made many converts and died for the Faith about A.D. 300.

Priest-Martyr

 

 

13

 Commemorating the Dedication of the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

13

 St. Cornelius, Priest-Martyr, was the Centurion of the Italic cohort, baptized at Caesarea in Palestine by the Apostle St. Peter about A.D. 41 (Acts 10). Tradition makes him first Bishop of Caesarea.

Priest-Martyr

 

 

14

 Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross. Discovery of the Holly Cross on which Our Lord suffered together with the nails, is credited to Empress Helen, mother of Constantine the Great. The finding was made in Jerusalem A.D. 326. In the Church of Jerusalem, erected by St. Helen over the Sepulchre of Our Lord, the Patriarch St. Macarius, elevated the Cross and all the people beholding it cried out, “Lord, have mercy!”

 

 

 

15

 St. Nicetas, the Great-Martyr, was a Goth and a victim of the fury of King Athanaric, ruler of the nations settled about the Danube. He was a disciple of the celebrated Ulphilas (Theophilus). He was burned to death about A.D. 78.

Great-Martyr

 

 

16

 St. Euphemia, the Great Virgin-Martyr. She was burned at the stake for the Faith of Christ, in the city of Chalcedon, in the reign of Galerius, about A.D. 107.

Great Virgin-Martyr

 

 

17

 SS. Sophia and her Three Daughters, Faith, Hope and Charity. These three Virgins suffered death for Christ while still children, under Emperor Hadrian. Three days later their mother, praying at their tomb, passed away.

 

 

 

18

 Our venerable father, Eumenius, Wonderworker, Bishop of Gortina on the Island of Crete, was conspicuous for his charity, he died in exile in the latter half of the 3rd century.

Venerable

 

 

19

 SS Trophimus, Sabbatius and Dorymedont, Martyrs. They were tortured and beheaded as Christians, most probably at Antioch, about A.D. 277.

Martyrs

 

 

20

 SS. Eustace (Placidus), the Great Soldier-Martyr. And his wife, Theopista, and their sons, Agapius and Theopistus, Martyrs, put to death as Christians under the Emperor Hadrian A.D. 118.

Martyrs

 

 

21

 St. Codratus, registered in the old Martyrologies as a disciple of the Apostles and successor of St. Publius as Bishop of Athens, where he died by sword some time before A.D. 130.

Bishop

 

 

22

 St. Phocas, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Sinope on the Black Sea. He was put to death under the Emperor Trajan A.D. 102 (Confer July 22.)

Priest-Martyr

 

 

22

 St. Jonah, Prophet, one of the Twelve Lesser Prophets and an inspired writer of a Canonical Book of Holy Scriptures. He died 761 B.C.

Prophet

 

 

22

 Venerable Jonah, father of St. Theophanes, composter of the Canons, and of Theodore, having flourished A.D. 817.

Venerable

 

 

23

 Conception of St. John the Baptist, the glorious Prophet and Precursor of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Prophet

 

 

24

 St. Thecla, First Virgin-Martyr. One of the most celebrated of the Saints of the Early Church. St. Epiphanius and others relate that she was converted at Iconium in Lycaonia by St. Paul (Act 14) A.D. 51. She died before the close of the 1st century.

Virgin-Martyr

 

 

25

 Our venerable mother, Euphrosyna, was an Egyptian maiden of pious Christian parents at Alexandria. To avoid marriage and preserve her virginity, she assumed male attire and entered a monastery of Monks to frustrate a search for her. She retired into a cell and for 38 years was looked upon as a holy man. Even her own father sought spiritual advice from her and appreciated her counsels. He assisted at her last moments. Only then did she disclose her identity. After her death about A.D. 470 her father took possession of her cell where he passed the rest of his days in penance and prayer.

Venerable

 

 

26

 The Passing of St. John the Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist. (Confer May 8th.)

 

 

 

27

 St. Callistratus, Soldier-Martyr and fifty African soldiers were put to death at Constantinople under the Emperor Diocletian A.D. 295 for Christian Faith. It is related that they were sewn up in sacks and cast into the sea.

Soldier-Martyr

 

 

28

 Our venerable father, Chariton, Confessor-Martyr, appears to have been burned to death A.D. 362.

Venerable

 

 

29

 Our venerable father, Cyriacus, Hermit, a Greek by birth, embraced monastery life in Palestine. He lived for 198 years and died A.D. 550.

Venerable

 

 

30

 St. Gregory, Bishop-Martyr, the Illuminator of Greater Armenia. He is considered an Apostle of his country. It seems certain that he was consecrated first Patriarch of the Armenians, that he converted Tiridates, King of the country and suffered much from the heathens. He died about A.D. 332.

Bishop-Martyr

 

 

 


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