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Saint Kalliopi The feast day of Saint Kalliopi is celebrated on June 8 Orthodox Catholic, Orthodox Christianity, Catholic Saints, Religious Images, Religious Icons, Religious Art, Byzantine Icons, Byzantine Art, Art Through The Ages

St. Kalliope icon

Orthodox icon of Saint Kalliope, Kalliopi, Calliope. Commemorated June 6th. It is unknown where the Holy Martyr Kalliope was from, who suffered during the years of the Emperor Decius (249-251 AD). She was known for her bodily and spiritual beauty, and also for her clear and deep piety. During the persecution of Christi

Full of Grace and Truth: The Forty Holy Virgin Martyrs and Their Teacher, St. Ammoun the Deacon. This is St. Byzantine Icons, Byzantine Art, Religious Images, Religious Icons, Queer Art, Penelope, Church Architecture, Orthodox Icons, I Icon

St. Penelope the Martyr icon

Orthodox icon of Saint Penelope. Commemorated September 1st. Saint Penelope was one of the Holy Forty Virgin Martyrs. The forty women virgin martyrs lived in Thrace around 305 AD and they were disciples of Deacon Ammoun. They struggled, prayed, held vigils and fasted daily. When they all refused to sacrifice to his ido

The Church without Saints isn’t the Church - The Ascetic Experience Byzantine Icons, Byzantine Art, Religious Icons, Religious Art, Jesus Christus, Greek Culture, Orthodox Christianity, Religion, Art Icon

The Church without Saints isn’t the Church - The Ascetic Experience

The greatest spiritual capital the Church has, its greatest, inconceivable and inviolate riches, are the Saints. This demonstrates that it isn’t merely the ark of salvation for our souls, that is souls who are saved simply by avoiding eternal hellfire, but is, rather, for souls who are glorified in the Kingdom of God, even before the final judgment, before the Second Coming, as long as the Church Militant continues to exist. They’ve been glorified because they were perfectly well-pleasing to…

Simply Orthodox ☦ - Today, we commemorate St. Marina the Greatmartyr! Christian Mysticism, Christian Religions, Byzantine Icons, Byzantine Art, Greek Icons, Art Paintings For Sale, St Margaret, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Icons

Today, we commemorate St. Marina the Greatmartyr!

This Martyr lived during the reign of Claudius II (268-270). She was from Pisidia of Cilicia and was the only daughter of a certain priest of the idols. On being orphaned by her mother, she was handed...

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Full of Grace and Truth

The Most-holy Theotokos, holding her Precious Belt (source) You were made beautiful*, O Virgin, by giving birth to the most-beautiful Word, and you were well-pleased to place within your beautiful house, the beautiful Belt, which you beautifully wore in life, O Theotokos, on your beautiful body. -From Ode V of the Second Canon for the Feast of the Deposition of the Belt of the Theotokos (source) *Note: First and foremost, when the hymnographer speaks of "beauty", he is speaking of the great…

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«Μαμά, ξέρεις ποιος ήρθε να με δει στην εντατική; Ο Δημήτρης με την στολή του ως στρατιωτικός αλλά δεν φορούσε το καπέλο του..»

ΣΥΣΚΛΟΝΙΣΤΙΚΟ ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΟ ΘΑΥΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ! από το νέο βιβλίο: «Το Μύρο του Αγίου Δημητρίου – Ιστορία και σύγχρονα θαύματα»…