The Prophet Malachi

Malachi was the last of the prophets in time. He was born after the return of the Hebrews from the Babylonian Captivity in 538 B.C. He was unusually handsome in countenance. According to legend, the people called him an angel, perhaps because of his external beauty or because of his spiritual purity, or even, perhaps […]

Saint Nikephoros the Leper is Canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Nikephoros the Leper, who reposed on 4 January 1964, was officially numbered among the canonized Saints of the Orthodox Church by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Below is a brief life of the newly-glorified Saint Nikephoros written by Monk Simon in the book Nikephoros the Leper: The Radiant Athlete […]