27 September. The Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord

The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord: The pagan Roman emperors tried to completely eradicate from human memory the holy places where our Lord Jesus Christ suffered and was resurrected for mankind. The Emperor Hadrian (117-138) gave orders to cover over the ground of Golgotha and the Sepulchre of the Lord, … [Read more…]

31 January. Venerable Hieromonk Alexi (Shushania) (†1923)

Saint Alexi (Shushania) was born September 23, 1852, in the village of Noqalaqevi, in the Senaki district of Samegrelo, to a pious Christian couple. His father died in 1868, after giving the sixteen-year-old future hieromonk1 his blessing to care for the family.In the same year that his father died, Alexi journeyed to Jerusalem on a … [Read more…]