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Postfeast of Pentecost — 3rd Day of the Trinity
Postfeast of Pentecost — 3rd Day of the Trinity

Many of the hymns of Pentecost are repeated in the postfestal services of this week, and references to the Holy Spirit, and to fire, abound. In particular, we are reminded of the Unburnt Bush (Exodus 3:2), the zealous Prophet Elias who ascended to Heaven in a chariot of fire, the three youths in…

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Hieromartyr Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata
Hieromartyr Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata

The Hieromartyr Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata, stood firmly for the Orthodox Confession of Faith proclaimed at the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea in the year 325. For this he underwent persecution by the Arians, being repeatedly deprived of his see and banished. The emperor Constantius (337-361),…

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Martyrs Zeno and his servant, Zenas, of Philadelphia
Martyrs Zeno and his servant, Zenas, of Philadelphia

The Holy Martyrs Zeno and Zenas lived in the Arabian city of Philadelphia, and led a pious life. Saint Zeno possessed a large fortune, but he distributed his substance to the poor and manumitted slaves. Together with his devoted servant Zenas, he went to the governor and urged him to give up…

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Martyrs Galacteon, Juliana, and Saturninus, of Constantinople

Saint Galacteon was drowned in the sea for confessing faith in Christ. Saint Juliana was burned together with her son Saturninus because they were Christians.

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Saint Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
Saint Alban, Protomartyr of Britain

Saint Alban (or Albanus), the protomartyr of Britain, was a Roman citizen who lived at Verulamium (modern Saint Albans), a few miles northwest of London, during a time of persecution. Nothing is known about his family or his occupation. The chief magistrate of the city had orders to arrest all…

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Hieromartyr Nikḗtas of Remesiana
Hieromartyr Nikḗtas of Remesiana

No information on the life of this saint is available at this time.

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Martyr Nikḗtas the Dacian

No information on the life of this saint is available at this time.

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Saint Gregory, Metropolitan of Wallachia

Saint Gregory (Dascalu) was Metropolitan of Wallachia. St Gregory was glorified by the Romanian Orthodox Church in 2005, and is commemorated on June 22.

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