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Orthodox Saints

Happy (Ecclesiastical) New Year!

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 10.29.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The daily cycle of feasts connect us to all the saints, to the Ever-Virgin Mary and above all, to Jesus Christ our God. The Ecclesiastical New Year reminds us to recalibrate our lives and centre our schedules as much as possible around the Church.

Saint Philothei: 16th Century Martyr, 21st Century Role Model

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

By imitating Christ, following His commandments and being a selfless almsgiver, Saint Philothei the Righteous Martyr of Athens provides faith, hope and love to the faithful 400 years after her death and serves as a true role model.

Saint Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer: A True Martyr

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The term martyr is often misused in modern discourse. A martyr is not one who chooses to die; rather, it is when one involuntarily - but without hesitation - suffers torment at the hands of others because of a public declaration or confession of faith, that they genuinely receive the crown of martyrdom.