On this day (Epep 15; July 22) of the year 21 of the martyrs (305 AD), the two great saints, Cyriacus and Julietta, his mother, were martyred.
The Martyr Cyriacus is considered the youngest martyr to confess the Lord Christ, after the children of Bethlehem.
St. Cyriacus was born in the city […]
While many people, and maybe especially females, fear being alone,
St. Mary willingly accepted to be alone for the Lord’s sake.
Perhaps that is what makes her dear to the hearts of many.
Mary was born in Alexandria around 345 AD to Christian parents.
At the age […]
St. Catherine was born to pagan Egyptian parents in the city of Alexandria around the year 288 AD.
They named her Zorothia.
God granted her dazzling beauty and superior intelligence.
She diligently studied philosophy, poetry, music, math, astronomy, and medicine.
From all of her studies, she realized the falsehood and corruption […]
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark,
and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them,
“They have […]
And the Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army with the edge of the sword before Barak;
and Sisera got down from his chariot and fled on foot…
But Sisera fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, his friend;
for there was peace […]
Then the king of the Egyptians spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah;
and he said, “When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women and see they are about to give birth,
if it is a […]
Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, “I discovered the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord.”
And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. Then he brought the book to King Josiah…
Now when the king heard the words of the Book of […]
Now one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying,
“Look, David sent messengers from the desert to bless our master, but Nabal turned away from them.”
Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five sheep