Tag Archive | Divine liturgy

Ask Father Vasiliy

Once again Father Vasiliy Vasileivich, pastor of Saints Vladimir and Olga and Boris and Gleb Russian Orthodox Church in Sydney, Australia, and four-time winner in the Mr. Australia Lip Balm Makers World Cup, has condescended to answer a question from an Onion Dome reader. Welcome, Father Vasiliy! Dear Father Vasiliy, My girlfriend and I have […]

December 26 Saints of the Day – Synaxis of the Theotokos, Sunday after the Nativity, and Stephen

On this day in 1947, 25.8″ of snow fell on New York City in 16 hours, while Los Angeles set a record high of 84°F. Many New Yorkers told their west coast relatives “I don’t want to hear about it” in the days that followed. The Synaxis of the Theotokos commemorates the role of the […]

August 17 Saints of the Day – Myron, Mamas, and Carloman

On this day in 2008, American swimmer Michael Phelps became the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games. Sadly, he did not finish his last race, as the collected weight of the medals dragged him to the bottom of the pool. Myron of Cyzicus (c. 250) was a priest in Achaia. […]

August 13 Saints of the Day – Tikhon of Zadonsk and Radegund

On this day in 1918, Opha Mae Johnson enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Subsequent sexist advertising slogans notwithstanding, she was the first of a few good women. Tikhon of Zadonsk (1724 – 1783) (né Timothy) was the son of a reader (huzzah!) who died young (boo!), and he and his brothers were forced […]

April 17 Saints of the Day – Acacius of Melitene and Clare Gambacorta

On this date in 1973, George Lucas began writing the treatment for what would become Star Wars. Han shot first. Our eastern saint today is Acacius, bishop of Melitene (d. ca. 435). Child of his parents’ old age, he was presented when young to the bishop, as they had promised God when they were yet […]