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Feast Day, Saints -

Today we celebrate the feast of Saints Zachariah and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist.

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Feast Day, John the Baptist, Saints, The Forerunner -

Today we celebrate the beheading of John the Baptist, the forerunner who proclaimed the coming of Christ.

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Feast Day, Saint John Climacus, Saint Quotes, Saints -

Yesterday we commemorated St. John Climacus, also known as St. John of the Ladder. St. John of the Ladder is well known for his book, Ladder of Divine Ascent. Each chapter is a "step" on a rung of a ladder. He covers virtues necessary for the ascetic life, overcoming vices, and growing in virtues.

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Feast Day, Fool for Christ, Saints -

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Xenia, a fool for Christ.

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Byzantine Basics, Feast Day, Theophany -

Theophany is coming! Are you ready?

There is a tradition of having your house blessed as part of the celebration of Theophany. The priest will visit and bless the rooms of the house, the people who live there, and pray for their relatives who have died. There's a similar tradition in the West on the feast of the Epiphany which includes writing on the doorpost with chalk.

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