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The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, the pagan Dioscorus, was a rich and illustrious man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter. Seeing Barbara’s extraordinary beauty, Dioscorus decided to hide her …

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December 1 is the National Day of Romania, adopted by law after removing the communist regime. From a historical perspective, December 1, 1918, the National Assembly of Alba Iulia, consisting of 1,228 delegates and supported by over 100,000 Romanian came from all over Transylvania and Banat, adopted a resolution by which it was sanctioned union …

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Saint Stylianus was born in Paphlagonia of Asia Minor sometime between the fourth and sixth centuries. He inherited a great fortune from his parents when they died, but he did not keep it. He gave it away to the poor according to their need, desiring to help those who were less fortunate. Stylianus left the …

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The Holy Great Martyr Catherine was the daughter of Constus, the governor of Alexandrian Egypt during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-313). Living in the capital, the center of Hellenistic knowledge, and possessed of a rare beauty and intellect, Catherine received an excellent education, studying the works of the greatest philosophers and teachers of …

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Sfânta Ecaterina, fiica lui Consta, predecesorul împăratului păgân Maximian, s-a născut în cetatea Alexandriei. Provenind dintr-o familie de rang înalt, Ecaterina a beneficiat de multe privilegii, a studiat foarte mult, astfel că, la vârsta de 18 ani, era cunoscută pentru frumuseţea şi înţelepciunea sa. Mulţi dintre cei bogaţi ar fi vrut să o aibă soţie, …

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Sfântul Cuvios și de Dumnezeu purtătorul Părintele nostru Grigorie Decapolitul s-a născut la sfârșitul secolului VIII, în jurul anului 790. A dus o viață monahală exemplară și a rămas renumit pentru dârzenia cu care a apărat cultul icoanelor. A murit într-o mănăstire din Constantinopol, în ziua de 20 noiembrie 842. Cinstitele sale moaște, după mai …

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