St Seraphim of Sarov (2nd January)  Confession is the voluntary and sincere disclosure of the sins that have been committed – without shame or hesitation, but with self-censure and contrition – before the person appointed by the Church to forgive sins.  For it to be real and effective, it must be voluntary and sincere, because hasty and insincere confession is pointless, since it’s not a genuine dictate of the heart, an expression of remorse and a manifestation of the desire to be cured.

St Seraphim of Sarov January) Confession is the voluntary and sincere…

Святой великомученик Георгий Победоносец - ИКОНЫ | Православие и мир

Icon of Saint George, from a century Constantinople workshop. Exhibited in the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Greece

St. Barbara the Greatmartyr Whispers of an Immortalist: Icons of Martyrs 2

Barbara the Greatmartyr Whispers of an Immortalist: Icons of Martyrs 2

St. Helen - May 21 by by Tamara Rigishvili

Contemporary original oil paintings, abstract still life with flowers, expressionist landscape, modern cityscape paintings, abstract figure art gallery by Georgian artist Tamara.

St. Anastasia of Sirmium - December 22

Orthodox icon of Saint Anastasia the Great Martyr, the Delivered from the Potions icon Commemorated December The Great martyr Anastasia the Deliverer f

Αγια Ξανθιππη

Saint Polyxene, the sister of Saint Xanthippe century Spain; Saint Polyxene was baptized by Holy Apostle Andrew). The two sisters preached the Gospel throughout the land for 40 years, converting pagans. Saint Xanthippe mainly preached in Toledo.

Αγια Ξανθιππη

Saint Polyxene, the sister of Saint Xanthippe century Spain; Saint Polyxene was baptized by Holy Apostle Andrew). The two sisters preached the Gospel throughout the land for 40 years, converting pagans. Saint Xanthippe mainly preached in Toledo.

St. Pelagia the Righteous (Feast Day - October 8)

Pelagia the Righteous (Feast Day - October century martyr who chose to repent and live a life of sanctity. While various stories about her life may not be true, we do know that she loved God enough to give her life for her faith.

Byzantine Icon of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (Her feast day is 25th Nov)

Byzantine Icon of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (Her feast day is Nov) note branch and flower in hand

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