St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, OCA
Православная Церковь Св. Германа Аляскинского
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Prayer Before Reading Scripture:

O Lord Jesus Christ open Thou the eyes of my heart, that I may hear

Thy word and understand and do Thy will, for I am a sojourner upon the

earth. Hide not Thy commandments from me, but open mine eyes, that

I may perceive the wonders of Thy law. Speak unto me the hidden

and secret things of Thy wisdom. On Thee do I set my hope, O my

God, that Thou shalt enlighten my mind and understanding with

the light of Thy knowledge, not only to cherish those things which

are written, but to do them; that in reading the lives and sayings of

the saints I may not sin, but that such may serve for my restoration,

enlightenment and sanctification, for the salvation of my soul, and

the inheritance of life everlasting. For Thou art the enlightenment

of those who lie in darkness, and from Thee cometh every good

deed and every gift. Amen.


Today's Scripture Readings

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Today's Saints

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord
Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

The hymns at Vespers today speak of the sun appearing dim compared to the divine light of the Transfiguration. In His compassion for humanity, Christ took on mortal flesh, yet Peter, James and John saw the radiance of His glory. The incarnate Lord “made Adam’s darkened image to shine…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Saint Emilian the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzikus
Saint Emilian the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzikus

Saint Emilian, Bishop of Cyzikus, lived during the reign of the Iconoclast emperor Leo the Armenian (813-820). He was summoned together with other bishops to the court of the emperor, who insistently urged the bishops to refrain from the veneration of holy icons. Saint Emilian was the first to tell…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Gregory the Iconographer of the Kiev Near Caves
Venerable Gregory the Iconographer of the Kiev Near Caves

Saint Gregory, Iconographer of the Caves, was a colleague of Saint Alypius of the Caves (August 17). In the “Accounts of the holy Iconographers” it says that he painted many wonderworking icons throughout the Russian Land. In the Ninth Ode of the Canon of the Service of the Synaxis of…

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Translation of the relics of Venerable Zosimas and Sabbatius of Solovki
Translation of the relics of Venerable Zosimas and Sabbatius of Solovki

The Transfer of the Relics of Saints Zosimas and Sabbatius of Solovki took place on August 8, 1566, on the third day of the altar-feast of the Solovki monastery of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The relics of the saints were transferred into a chapel of the Transfiguration cathedral, built in…

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Saint Myron the Wonderworker, Bishop of Crete
Saint Myron the Wonderworker, Bishop of Crete

Saint Myron, Bishop of Crete, a wonderworker, in his youth was a family man, and worked as a farmer. He was known for his goodness, and he assisted everyone who turned to him for help. Once, thieves burst in upon his threshing floor, and Saint Myron himself helped them lift a sack of grain upon…

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Martyrs Eleutherius and Leonidas of Constantinople, and many infants martyred with them

The Martyrs Eleutherius, Leonides, along with many infants, were cast into a fire at a youthful age during one of the persecutions against Christians.

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Venerable Gregory of Sinai

Saint Gregory of Sinai was born around the year 1268 in the seacoast village of Clazomenia near the city of Smyrna (Asia Minor), of rich parents. In about the year 1290, he was taken into captivity by the Hagarenes and sent off to Laodicea. After gaining his freedom, the saint arrived on the…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Tolga
Icon of the Mother of God of Tolga

The Tolga Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos appeared on August 8, 1314 to the Rostov hierarch Prochorus (Tryphon in schema). Going about his diocese, the saint visited the environs of White Lake and from there traveled along the banks of the Rivers Sheksna and Volga, to Yaroslavl. He stopped with the…

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Saint Euthymius the Elder of Saint John the Baptist Monastery
Saint Euthymius the Elder of Saint John the Baptist Monastery

Saint Euthymius was abbot of the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist in the Davit-Gareji Wilderness. In the chronicles of the monastery he is commemorated as a “man of many labors.” According to the 19th-century historian Prince John Bagrationi, Euthymius was a philosopher and…

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New Martyr Triandaphyllus of Stara Zagora
New Martyr Triandaphyllus of Stara Zagora

The New Martyr Triandaphyllus, a native of Zagora, Magnesia (in Thessaly), was beheaded by the Turks at Constantinople in the year 1680 for his refusal to reject Christ and accept Islam. He was only fifteen years old when he received the crown of victory from Christ.

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Venerable Zosimas of Tuman

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10 Egyptian Ascetics and Two Martyrs of Tyre

On this day we also commemorate ten Egyptian ascetics who died at sea, and two martyrs of Tyre, who were dragged over the ground.

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