Saint John Chrysostom, the great ecumenical teacher and hierarch, died in the city of Comana in the year 407 on his way to a place of exile. He had been condemned by the intrigues of the empress Eudoxia because of his daring denunciation of the vices of those ruling over Constantinople. The…
St. Symeon Orthodox Church is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the South, composed primarily of American converts to Orthodoxy, along with Romanians, Ukrainians, Russians, Serbs, Greeks, Arabs, and Bulgarians. The community is committed to keeping the Faith as transmitted by the Apostles to the first Fathers of the Church and preserved in the Holy Orthodox Church. There are links on this site for further information on Orthodoxy. Visitors are always welcome at St. Symeon! Many of us started our journey as “visitors.” We say to all, "Come and see!” Come and see and experience the unchanged Christian Faith – the Orthodox Church!
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Saturday, January 28th
5:00PM Great Vespers
Sunday, January 29th
Translation of the Relics of St. Ignatius the Godbearer
10:00AM Divine Liturgy
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This holy ascetic is not mentioned in the Synaxaristes nor in the Menaion. His Church Service, however, is found in the Laurentian Codex E 152 f. 332 a and Γ 12f. 82 β. In his Service he is praised as one who "appeared as a most ascetical spirit-bearer, ascending a tall pillar, as a steadfast…
Saint Markianḗ was the wife of Emperor Justin I the Elder (reigned 518 - 527). She was distinguished for her piety, her ascetical life, and her philanthropy. Her righteous death was peaceful, and she was buried in the church of the Holy Apostles at Constantinople.
Saint Askiot reigned in Georgia in the IX century. This pious ruler built many churches as well as several monasteries. He was killed by Arabs in the church of the castle at Artanugi, Georgia, which he had built. In the Georgian Synaxaria it is also referred to as Kouropalatis.