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Priestmartyr John Kochurov
Priestmartyr John Kochurov

The Life of Saint John Kochurov, Hieromartyr, Missionary in America, First Clergy Martyr of the Russian Revolution. On October 31, 1917, in Tsarskoye Selo, a bright new chapter, full of earthly grief and heavenly joy, was opened in the history of sanctity in the Russian Church: the holiness of the…

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Apostle Stachys of the Seventy

Saint Stachys, one of the Seventy Apostles, was made Bishop of Byzantium by Saint Andrew (November 30). He built a church at Argyropolis, and many people gathered there to hear him preach. He was a good shepherd to his flock, tirelessly laboring for their salvation. He died in peace.

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Apostle Amplias of the Seventy

Saint Amplias was a bishop in the city of Diospolis.

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Apostle Urban of the Seventy

Saint Urban, one of the Seventy Apostles, was made a bishop by Saint Andrew (November 30), and was active in Macedonia. He was killed by Jews and pagan Greeks because of his zeal in preaching the Gospel.

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Apostle Narcissus of the Seventy

Saint Narcissus, one of the Seventy Apostles, was made Bishop of Athens by the Apostle Philip.

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Apostle Apelles of the Seventy

Saint Apelles, one of the Seventy Apostles, was bishop at Heraclion in Trachis.

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Apostle Aristobulus of the Seventy
Apostle Aristobulus of the Seventy

Saint Aristobulus, one of the Seventy Apostles, was the brother of Saint Barnabus (June 11) and proclaimed the Gospel in Britain, where he died in peace. He is also commemorated on March 16.

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Apostle Epimachus of Alexandria

The Holy Martyr Epimachus of Alexandria was a native of Egypt. For a long time he lived in seclusion on Mount Peleusium. During a persecution against Christians at Alexandria (about the year 250), Saint Epimachus in his fervent zeal came into the city, destroyed pagan idols, and fearlessly…

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Venerable Spyridon and Nikodemos the Prosphora-bakers, of the Kiev Caves

Saints Spyridon and Nikodemos, the Prosphora-bakers of the Kiev Caves fulfilled their obedience of baking prosphora for thirty years. Saint Spyridon came to the monastery in the time of Igoumen Pimen (1132-1141), when he was no longer a young man. He was illiterate, but knew the entire Psalter by…

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Saint Maura of Constantinople

Saint Maura pursued asceticism at Constantinople, where she founded a monastery, where she died in the fifth century.

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100,000 Martyrs of Tbilisi by the Mongols
100,000 Martyrs of Tbilisi by the Mongols

In 1227 Sultan Jalal al-Din of Khwarazm and his army of Turkmen attacked Georgia. On the first day of the battle the Georgian army valorously warded off the invaders as they were approaching Tbilisi. That night, however, a group of Persians who were living in Tbilisi secretly opened the gates and…

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