Matrona Dmitrievna Nikonova, (Russian: Блаженная Матрона Московская), the Blessed Eldress of Moscow, (November 22, 1881 (1885 according to other sources) – May 2, 1952), also referred to as Matrona of Moscow, is a canonized saint of the Russian Orthodox Church who is said to have had the gifts of prophecy, spiritual vision, and healing from early childhood.
Holy Martyr Matrona of Thessaloniki. Holy Hieromartyr Montanus and Maxima his Wife. Holy Martyr Eutychios the Subdeacon of Alexandria. Documentary: "March 25 - Greek Independence Day". Pydna is located in Thessaly, but hagiographers identify this Saint Alexander with Saint Alexander of Thessaloniki who is celebrated on November 9. His holy skull is located in the Great Lavra Monastery at Mount Athos. Apolytikion in the Third Tone. You were clothed, with the full armor, of the divine Spirit, through faith, you were distinguished in contest Alexander, and in Pydna you ended your path, having been found worthy of a brilliant martyrdom. Glorious Martyr, entreat Christ God, to grant us the great mercy. Kontakion in the Fourth Tone.
The holy Martyr made the sign of the Cross on the brow and heart of the boy, and sent him like David before Goliath. He reached the amphitheatre just as the heralds were crying out on all sides for any who would stand against Lyaios. The Emperor was pleased to honor the promise, and the holy icon was solemnly translated to Constantinople, where it was welcomed by an immense crowd of monks and laity, who rejoiced to lay claim, like Thessaloniki, to the protection of the Holy Martyr. Source: The Synaxarion: The lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church). When Emperor Justinian wanted to translate the holy relics of the Saint from Thessaloniki to Constantinople, flaming sparks sprang from the tomb and a voice was heard: "Stop, and do not touch!" And thus, the holy relics of Saint Demetrios have remained for all time in the city of Thessaloniki.
Saint Matrona the Wonderworker of Moscow (born Matrona Dmitrievna Nikonova, Russian: Блаженная Матрона Московская, 1881 - May 2, 1952), is a renowned saint of the Russian Orthodox Church who had the gift of spiritual vision and the gift of healing from early childhood. Her feast day is commemorated by the Church on May 2, in both the Old and New Calendar churches. The readings for her feast day are Galatians 3:23-29, and Luke 7:36-50.
The Holy Martyr Theodotus and the Holy Seven Virgins Tecusa, Phaine, Claudia, Matrona, Julia, Alexandra and Euphrasia lived during the second half of the third century in the city of Ancyra, Galatia, and died as martyrs for Christ at the beginning of the fourth century. Saint Theodotus was an innkeeper and was married. Theoteknos, prefect of Ancyra, issued a proclamation informing Christians that they were obliged to offer sacrifice to idols, and if they refused, they would be tortured and killed. Pagans would deliver Christians over to torture, and then divide up their property
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The Holy Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica suffered in the third or fourth century. She was a slave of the Jewish woman Pautila (or Pantilla), wife of one of the military commanders of Thessalonica. Pautila constantly mocked her slave for her faith in Christ, and tried to convert her to Judaism. Saint Matrona, who believed in Christ from her youth, still prayed to the Savior Christ, and secretly went to church unbeknownst to her vengeful mistress. In the morning, Pautila discovered that Saint Matrona had been freed of her bonds by an unknown Power. In a rage Pautila beat the martyr almost to death, then bound her even more tightly and locked her in the closet. The door was sealed so that no one could help the sufferer. The holy martyr remained there for four days without food or water, and when Pautila opened the door, she again found Saint Matrona free of her bonds, and standing at prayer.
For all these Saints from every age the revered and wise Emperor Leo erected and vast and very beautiful church. This is very near the church of the holy Apostles, within the city of Constantine. He built it originally, it is said, for his first wife Theophano, who was outstandingly well-pleasing to God, which was indeed a marvel in the midst of turmoil and in royal palaces. When he informed the Church of his idea, he did not succeed in making it agree with his wishes.
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