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

The Great Collection of the Lives of the Saints Volume III: November compiled by Saint Demetrius (Dimitry) of Rostov translated by Fr. Thomas Marreta
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Book Details

  • Publisher: Chrysostom Press (January 6, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 1889814008
  • ISBN-13: 9781889814001
  • Language: English
  • Hardbound: 688 pages

Lives in this Volume:

  • The Holy Unmercenaries and Wonder-workers Cosmas and Damian
  • The Holy Martyr Hermeningilda, Prince of the Goths
  • The Holy Martyrs Acindynus, Pegasius, Anempodistus, Elpidephorus, and Aphthonius
  • The Holy Martyrs Acepsimas the Bishop, Joseph the Presbyter, and Aethalas the Deacon
  • Our Holy Father Joannicius the Great
  • The Holy Martyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra and Hermas the Presbyter
  • The Holy Martyrs Galacteon and Episteme
  • Saint Jonah, Archbishop of Novgorod
  • Saint Paul the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Our Holy Father Barlaam of Khutyn
  • The Holy Martyr Hieron and His Companions
  • The Synaxis of the Holy Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers
  • The Holy Martyrs Onesiphorus and Porphyrius
  • Our Holy Mother Matrona
  • Our Holy Mother Theoctista of Lesbos
  • The Holy Apostles Olympas, Herodion, Sosipater, Erastus, Quartus, and Tertius
  • The Holy Martyr Orestes
  • The Holy Great Martyr Menas
  • The Holy Martyrs Victor and Stephanida
  • The Holy Martyr Vincent the Deacon
  • Our Holy Father Theodore the Studite
  • Saint John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Our Holy Father Nilus the Faster
  • Saint John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople
  • The Holy Apostle Philip
  • Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica
  • The Holy Martyrs Gurias, Samonas, and Abibus, the Confessors
  • The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew
  • Saint Gregory the Wonder-worker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea
  • Our Holy Father Nicon of Radonezh
  • The Holy Martyr Plato
  • The Holy Martyrs Romanus and Barulas
  • The Holy Prophet Obadiah
  • The Holy Martyr Barlaam the Elder
  • A Homily on Barlaam, written by St. Basil
  • A Homily on Barlaam, written by St. John Chrysostom
  • Our Holy Fathers Barlaam and Joasaph of India
  • Our Holy Father Barlaam of the Kiev Caves
  • Our Holy Father Gregory the Decapolite
  • Saint Proclus, Patriarch of Constantinople
  • The Holy Martyrs Eustace, Thespesius, and Anatolius
  • The Holy Apostles Philemon and Archippus and the Martyr Apphia
  • The Holy Martyr Cecilia and the Martyrs Valerian, Tiburtius, and Maximus
  • Saint Amphilochius, Bishop oyf Iconium
  • Saint Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum
  • The Holy Great Martyr Catherine
  • The Holy Great Martyr Mercurius
  • The Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Pope of Rome
  • The Holy Hieromartyr Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria
  • Our Holy Father Alypius the Stylite
  • The Holy Martyr James the Persian
  • The Holy Martyr Stephen the New
  • The Holy Martyr Paramon
  • Our Holy Father Acacius of Sinai
  • The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called
  • A Homily on the Holy Apostle Andrew, written by Saint John Chrysostom

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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