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The Great Collection of the Lives of the Saints
Volume I: September
compiled by Saint Demetrius (Dimitry) of Rostov
translated by Fr. Thomas Marreta

The Great Collection of the Lives of the Saints Volume I: September compiled by Saint Demetrius (Dimitry) of Rostov translated by Fr. Thomas Marreta
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  • Publisher: Chrysostom Press (January 6, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0963518364
  • ISBN-13: 9780963518361
  • Language: English
  • Hardbound: 499 pages

Lives in this Volume:

  • The Beginning of the Indiction, or the New Year
  • The Synaxis of the Theotokos at Miasis
  • Saint Symeon the Stylite
  • The Holy Martyr Mamas
  • Saint John the Faster, Archbishop of Constantinople
  • The Holy Hieromartyr Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedia
  • The Holy Virgin Martyr Basilissa of Nicomedia
  • The Holy Hieromartyr Babylas
  • The Holy Prophet Moses, the Godseer
  • The Holy Prophet Zacharias, Father of the Forerunner
  • The Holy Martyrs Urban, Theodore, and Medimnus
  • The Miracle at Chonae of the Holy Archangel Michael
  • The Holy Martyrs Romulus and Eudoxius
  • Our Holy Father David of Egypt
  • The Holy Martyr Sozon
  • The Holy Apostles Evodus and Onesiphorus
  • The Holy Martyr Eupsychius
  • Our Holy Father John, Archbishop of Novgorod
  • The Holy Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna
  • The Holy Martyr Severian
  • The Holy Virgin Martyrs Menodora, Metrodora, and Nymphodora
  • Saint Pulcheria the Empress
  • Our Holy Mother Theodora of Alexandria
  • Saint Euphrosynus the Cook
  • The Holy Hieromartyr Autonomus
  • The Dedication of the Temple of the Resurrection in Jerusalem
  • The Holy Hieromartyr Cornelius the Centurion
  • The Holy Martyr Theodotus of Alexandria
  • The Holy Martyr Nicetas the Goth
  • The Holy Great Martyr Euphemia
  • The Holy Martyrs Faith, Hope, and Love, and their Mother, Sophia
  • Our Holy Father Eumenes, Bishop of Gortyna
  • The Holy Martyr Ariadne
  • The Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Sabbatius, and Dorymedon
  • Saint Zosimas the Desert-dweller
  • The Holy Great Martyr Eustathius Placidas
  • The Holy Martyrs Michael, Prince of Chernigov, and His Boyar, Theodore
  • The Holy Apostle Quadratus of the Seventy
  • The Holy Hieromartyrs Hypatius and Andrew
  • The Holy Martyrs Eusebius and Priscus
  • The Holy Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope
  • The Holy Martyr Phocas, the Gardener of Sinope
  • The Holy Prophet Jonah
  • Saint Peter the Publican
  • The Conception of Saint John the Forerunner
  • The Holy Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thecla
  • Our Holy Mother Euphrosyne the Nun of Alexandria
  • Saint Sergius of Radonezh
  • The Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian
  • The Holy Martyr Callistratus
  • Our Holy Father Chariton the Confessor
  • Our Holy Father Cyriacus the Hermit
  • The Holy Hieromartyr Gregory, Bishop of Armenia
  • Our Holy Father Gregory, Wonder-worker of Vologda

About the series

  • Twelve large volumes, one for each month of the Church year, beginning with September
  • Full length, unabridged Lives of the Saints for each day of the month
  • About 50 full length Lives in each volume
  • Homilies for the major feastdays and for certain saints by Saint Demetrius and other Holy Fathers
  • Index of Saints and feasts

Each national Orthodox Church has published, in its own language, a treasury of the Lives of the Saints, not only those who flourished in the early centuries of the Church, but also those saints of that particular national church who lived during the second millennium. Typically these collections followed the same traditional structure.

This offering of the famous Russian collection of Lives of the Saints by Saint Demetrius of Rostov (1651-1709) marks the first time any of these national collections have been published in their entirety in the English language. It is a milestone in the history of Orthodox publications in English and sure to become a standard reference work of the Orthodox saints.

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