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Saint Hosius the Confessor (4th century) was Bishop of Cordoba, Spain for more than 60 years. Holy Emperor Saint Constantine the Great (306-337) deeply revered him and made him privy counsellor. In this position, Saint Hosius advised the emperor to convene the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea in 325. Later, Saint Hosius defended Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (May 2) against emperor Constantius, an advocate of Arian heresy. For this he was exiled and imprisoned. He died in Cordoba. (Aug 27)

Hosius the Confessor the Bishop of Cordova

St Sebastiana the Martyr and Disciple of St Paul the Apostle at Heraclea - Orthodox Church in America

St Sebastiana the Martyr and Disciple of St Paul the Apostle at Heraclea - Orthodox Church in America

The “Deliverer” Icon depicts the MostHoly Mother of God holding the Divine Infant, who blesses us with His right Hand. The icon was given as gift between two Mount Athos monks. Prayers to it brought many miracles, such as delivering the inhabitants of Sparta, Greece from locusts in 1841. The icon was transferred to the New Athos monastery in Caucasus in 1889. When the feast day of this icon was first celebrated there, a storm cast more than a ton of fish ashore at the monastery. (Oct 17)

The “Deliverer” Icon depicts the MostHoly Mother of God holding the Divine…

Martyr Hippolytus of Rome - Orthodox Church in America - Martyr Concordia of Rome

Juliana, Martyr, of Syria, along with her brother, Paul

The "Sign" icon depicts the Infant Lord in a sphere (mandorla) above the chest of the MostHoly Mother of God. Such icons appeared in the 12th century after a miraculous event. During a siege, the Lord commanded a Bishop to circle the city walls with the icon. When an arrow pierced the face of the Holy Virgin, tears trickled and Her face turned towards the city. The enemies were frightened; they started attacking each other and the city was saved. (Oct 27, Nov 27)

The "Sign" icon depicts the Infant Lord in a sphere (mandorla) above the chest of the MostHoly Mother of God. Such icons appeared in the 12th century after a miraculous event. During a siege, the Lord commanded a Bishop to circle the city walls with the icon. When an arrow pierced the face of the Holy Virgin, tears trickled and Her face turned towards the city. The enemies were frightened; they started attacking each other and the city was saved. (Oct 27, Nov 27)

Saint Demetrius of Basarabov (13th cent Bulgaria) in his cave near the river Lom. The Lord granted him the gift of foresight. Foretelling the time of his death, he placed himself between two pillars of rock in his cave and died peacefully. (Oct 27)

Saint Demetrius of Basarabov cent Bulgaria) in his cave near the river Lom. The Lord granted him the gift of foresight. Foretelling the time of his death, he placed himself between two pillars of rock in his cave and died peacefully.

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Holy Martyrs Claudius, Asterius, Neones, and Theonilla of Aegae (Cilicia, AD 285) were siblings. After their father’s death, the stepmother didn't want to give them their inheritance, so she betrayed them to the persecutors of Christians. After harsh tortures, Saints Claudius, Asterius, and Neones were crucified. Saint Theonilla was hung up by her hair and flogged, and burning coals were placed on her chest. Her body was cast into the sea. (Oct 29)

Holy Martyrs Claudius, Asterius, Neones, and Theonilla of Aegae (Cilicia, AD 285) were siblings. After their father’s death, the stepmother didn't want to give them their inheritance, so she betrayed them to the persecutors of Christians. After harsh tortures, Saints Claudius, Asterius, and Neones were crucified. Saint Theonilla was hung up by her hair and flogged, and burning coals were placed on her chest. Her body was cast into the sea. (Oct 29)