St. Innocent Orthodox Church
5657 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356
Diocese of the West, The Orthodox Church in America (OCA)
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Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian
Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian

The Holy, Glorious All-laudable Apostle and Evangelist, Virgin, and Beloved Friend of Christ, John the Theologian was the son of Zebedee and Salome, a daughter of Saint Joseph the Betrothed. He was called by our Lord Jesus Christ to be one of His Apostles at the same time as his elder brother…

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Venerable Ephraim, Abbot of Perekop, Wonderworker of Novgorod

Saint Ephraim of Perekop, Novgorod, was born on September 20, 1412 in the city of Kashin. In Holy Baptism he was named Eustathius. His parents, Stephen and Anna, lived not far from the Kashin women’s monastery named in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. Drawn to the solitary…

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Arrival of the Ivḗron Icon of the Mother of God in Georgia
Arrival of the Ivḗron Icon of the Mother of God in Georgia

The Ivḗron Icon of the Mother of God (which is preserved on Mt. Athos) was kept in the home of a certain pious widow, who lived near Nicea. During the reign of the emperor Theophilus, the Iconoclasts came to the house of this Christian, and one of the soldiers struck the image of the Mother of…

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