Open main menu

OrthodoxWiki β

St. John of Damascus, patron saint of OrthodoxWiki
Welcome to OrthodoxWiki, a free-content encyclopedia and information center for Orthodox Christianity that anyone can edit. In this English version, started in November 2004, we are currently working on 4,948 articles. Please register or login to post or revise content.

All new user registrations are moderated because of persistent trouble with spammers. When you sign-up, please give some indication that you are a real person, and let us know why you want to add and edit content on OrthodoxWiki (everyone can view content). Registrations with no bios will be rejected unless we can verify you in some other way. Please be patient as we process your application. Sorry for the inconvenience!

The OrthodoxWiki editors have taken St. John of Damascus as their heavenly patron and intercessor as they seek to further the worship and knowledge of the All-Holy Trinity and the faith of the Orthodox Church by means of these pages.

Please take a moment to read about what OrthodoxWiki is and is not.

List of Live Streams of Orthodox Christian Church Services
Arabic/العربية | Bulgarian/Български | Greek/Ελληνικά | French/Français | Macedonian/Македонски | Portuguese/Português | Romanian/Română | Russian/Русский | Spanish/Español
Interested in starting an OrthodoxWiki in your language?   See: OrthodoxWiki:Localization.
RELATED SITES: OrthodoxWiki Commons | OrthodoxSearch
SEE ALSO: Orthpedia (German/Deutsch) | Orthodox Links | |

Today's feasts

May 28 2022:

Icon of the Mother of God "the Softener of Evil Hearts"

Hieromartyr Eutychius of Melitene, Bishop of Melitene (1st c.); Woman martyr Heliconis of Thessalonica (Elikonidos) (244); Saint Alexander, Bishop of Thessalonica (4th c.); Hieromartyr Helladius of the East, bishop (6th-7th c.) (see also May 27); Saint Nicetas of Medikion, Archbishop of Chalcedon, courageous defender of Orthodoxy against the iconoclastic heresy (early 9th c.); Blessed Andrew of Constantinople, Fool-for-Christ of Constantinople (911); Martyrs Crescens, Paul, Dioscorides and Helladius, of Rome (244); Martyrs Aemilius, Felix, Priamus, and Lucian, in Sardinia; Saint Senator of Milan, Bishop of Milan, (480); Hieromartyr Caraunus (Ceraunus, Cheron), Deacon, near Chartres (5th c.); Saint Justus of Urgell, first recorded Bishop of Urgell, in Catalonia in Spain (527); Saint Germain of Paris (Germanus), Bishop, was given the title of 'father of the poor' (576); Saint William of Gellone, built a monastery at Gellone in France, later named Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (812); Saint Podius, Bishop of Florence from 990, and Confessor (1002); Venerable Virgin-Martyr Philothea (Philothea of Argeș), Wonderworker (12th c.) (see also December 7); Saint Ignatius of Rostov, Bishop and Wonderworker (1288); Saint Gerontius, Metropolitan of Moscow (1489); Venerable Sophronius of Bulgaria, Monk (1510); New Martyr Demetrius (Mitros) of Tripolitsa (1794); New Hieromartyr Zachariah, Priest of Prusa (1802); Saint Helen (Manturova), Nun of Diveyevo (1832); Blessed Domnica (Likvinenko), Ascetic of Cherson (1967); Hieromartyrs Macarius, and Nicholas (Deacon) (1931); Martyrs Dionisius, Ignatius and Peter (1931); Hieromartyr Heraclius, Confessor (1936); Hieromartyr Basil (Preobrazhensky), Priest (1940); Virgin-Martyr Hermogenas (1942); Other Commemorations: Icon of the Mother of God of Nicea (304); Icon of the Mother of God "the Unbreakable Wall"; Icon of the Mother of God "the Softener of Evil Hearts"; Synaxis of the Galich "Umilenie-Tenderness" Icon of the Mother of God (1350).

( May 15 2022: Julian Calendar )

Saint Pachomius the Great
Saint Dymphna of Geel

The Seven Apostolic Men, Martyr Bishops, ordained in Rome by Saints Peter and Paul and sent to evangelize Spain (1st c.): Saints Torquatus, Ctesiphon, Secundus, Indaletius, Caecilius, Hesychius, and Euphrasius; Saint Achilles, Bishop of Larissa (330); Saint Pachomius the Great, founder of cenobitic monasticism(348); Saint Silvanus of Tabennisi (in the Thebaid) (4th c.); Saint Barbarus the Myrrh-gusher of of Corfu (or Kerkyra) (c.820-829); Saint Panegyrios of Cyprus (Panigerios), Wonderworker of Malounta; Martyrs Cassius, Victorinus, Maximus, and their companions, in the Auvergne in France (ca.264); Martyr Simplicius, Bishop, in Sardinia (ca.284-305); Virgin recluse Caesarea of Otranto; Saint Hilary of Galeata (Hilary of Tuscany), founder of the monastery called Galeata, later known as Sant'Ilaro (Sant'Ellero di Galeata) (558); Saint Colmán of Oughaval (Colman mac Ua Laoighse, Colman Mc O'Laoighse), a disciple of St Columba and St Fintan of Clonenagh (6th c.); Virgin-martyr Dymphna of Geel, Flanders (ca. 650); Saint Waldalenus, founder of monastery of Bèze in France (7th c.); Saint Bercthun (Bertin, Brithun), a disciple of St John of Beverley and first Abbot of Beverley in England (733); Saint Bertha of Bingen (ca.757), and her son Saint Rupert of Bingen (732); Saint Isaiah of Rostov, Bishop and Wonderworker (1090); Saint Isaiah of the Kiev Caves, Wonderworker (1115); Saint Andrew the Hermit, of Mt. Kalana, Epirus, Wonderworker (ca.1237-1271); Saint Pachomius of Nerekhta, Abbot (1384) and Saint Silvanus of Nerekhta (1384); Saint Euphrosynus of Pskov (Eleazar), Abbot and Wonderworker (1481); Saint Serapion of Pskov, disciple of St Euphrosynus of Pskov (1481) (see also September 8); Saint Pachomius of Keno Lake Monastery (1525) (see also January 31 - Slavonic); Blessed Demetrius of Moscow the Wonderworker (Dmitry of Uglich and Moscow), Slain Crown Prince (1591); Saint Macarius (Glukharev) of the Altai, Archimandrite (1847); Saint Arethas of Valaam and Verkhoturye (1903); New Hieromartyrs: Archbishop Pachomius (Kedrov) of Chernigov (1938), his brother Archbishop Abercius (Kedrov) of Zhitomir (1937), their father, Priest Nicholas (Kedrov) (1936), and their brother-in-law, Priest Vladimir (Zagarsky) (1937); Other Commemorations : Discovery of the revered icon of Kamoulianos "Acheiropoieta" ("made without human hands"); Uncovering of the relics (1846) of Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Voronezh, Wonderworker of Zadonsk (1783) (see also May 14 - Slavonic); Translation of the sacred relics of the Holy Apostle Titus of Crete, from Venice (which had taken the relics in 1669), back to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Crete (1966).

Featured article


The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions. It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."

Recently featured: Raphael Morgan, Holy Week, Georges Florovsky, Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria, Paschal Homily, Pachomius the Great. View all featured articles.

Starting points

Browse these categories and selected articles:

Saints: American Saints, Apostolic Fathers, Biblical Saints, British Saints, Bulgarian Saints, Carpatho-Russian Saints, Church Fathers, Desert Fathers, Egyptian Saints, French Saints, Greek Saints, Georgian Saints, German Saints, Lithuanian Saints, Martyrs, Romanian Saints, Russian Saints, Scandinavian Saints, Serbian Saints, Syrian Saints

People: Bishops, Clergy, Heretics, Hymnographers, Missionaries, Modern Writers, Monastics, Rulers

Liturgics and Theology: Asceticism, Arts, Church Calendar, Feasts, Hymnography, Church Music, Sacraments, Oriental Orthodox, Orthodox Church, Scripture, Sermons and Treatises, Vestments, Western Rite

Church History and Places: Canon Law, Churches, Councils, Creeds, Heresies, Judaism, Jurisdictions, Monasteries, Seminaries, Texts, Timeline of Church History

Images: By license, By source, By jurisdiction; Icons, Pilgrimage Sites, Monastery Images, Images of Hierarchs, Oriental Orthodox Images, Uncategorized

Other: Bibliography, Church Life, Contributed Articles, Current Events, Ethics, Featured Articles, Inter-Christian, Links, Marketplace, Non-Orthodox, Organizations, Quotes, Stewardship

Or, if you're feeling adventurous, you can have a look at a random page, browse through our newest articles, or visit other wikis.

Connect on Facebook
Get notified of new articles and trackbacks on Twitter

+ Glory be to God for all things! +

Arabic/العربية | Bulgarian/Български | Greek/Ελληνικά | French/Français | Macedonian/Македонски | Portuguese/Português | Romanian/Română | Russian/Русский | Spanish/Español
Interested in starting an OrthodoxWiki in your language?   See: OrthodoxWiki:Localization.
RELATED SITES: OrthodoxWiki Commons | OrthodoxSearch
SEE ALSO: Orthpedia (German/Deutsch) | Orthodox Links | |

Read in another language