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The Great Collection of The Lives of the Saints, Volume II: October

Translated from the Slavonic edition published by the Christian Printshop of the Transfiguration Almshouse in Moscow in the year 1914 from the original compiled by Saint Demetrius of Rostov and published in Kiev
First English Edition Translated by Father Thomas Marretta

Volume II of The Great Collection of The Lives of the Saints

“In these volumes of the present collection we offer to English-speaking Orthodox Christians the first set in any modern Western language of full-length accounts of the struggles and martyrdoms of the most eminent saints to cover the entire course of the year. Our devout forebears in the faith had as their daily reading not newspapers and novels but the Holy Gospels, the Psalter, the Book of Hours, and the Lives of the saints. Nourished constantly by these, their souls were filled with ineffable delight and spiritual yearning, and they lived not for this fallen world but in expectation of the eternal kingdom. It is our hope that these volumes will likewise ever be in the hands of the Christians of our time.”
—“To the Pious Reader”


To the Pious Reader
The Teachers, Historians, and Chroniclers from whose works this book was compiled
October 1
   The Holy Apostle Ananias
   Saint Romanus the Melodist, Author of Kontakia
October 2
   The Holy Hieromartyr Cyprian and the Holy Martyr Justina the Virgin
   Saint Andrew, the Fool for Christ’s Sake
October 3
   The Holy Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite
October 4
   The Holy Hieromartyr Hierotheus, Bishop of Athens
   Our Holy Father Ammon
   Our Holy Father Paul the Simple
   Saints Gurias, Archbishop of Kazan, and Barsanuphius Bishop of Tver
October 5
   The Holy Martyr Charitina
   Our Holy Father Damian, Presbyter and Healer of the Kiev Caves
   Our Holy Father Jeremiah of the Kiev Caves
   Our Holy Father Matthew of the Kiev Caves
October 6
   The Holy Apostle Thomas
October 7
   The Holy Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus
October 8
   Our Holy Mother Pelagia the Nun
   Our Holy Mother Thais the Nun
October 9
   The Holy Apostle James, Son of Alpheus
   Our Holy Father Andronicus and His Holy Spouse Athanasia
October 10
   The Holy Martyrs Eulampius and Eulampia
   Our Holy Father Theophilus the Confessor
   The Holy Martyr Theotecnus
October 11
   The Holy Apostle Phillip, One of the Seven Deacons
   Our Holy Father Theophanes the Confessor and Composer of Canons
   The Miracle Worked by the Icon of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Beirut
October 12
   The Holy Martyrs Tarachus, Probus, and Andronicus
   Our Holy Father Cosmas, Bishop of Maiuma
October 13
   The Holy Martyrs Carpus, Papylas, Agathadorus, and Agathonica
October 14
   The Holy Martyrs Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius, and Celsius
   Our Holy Mother Parasceva of Serbia
   Our Holy Father Nicholas Sviatosha, Prince of Chernigov
October 15
   Our Holy Father Euthymius the New
   The Holy Martyr Lucian, the Presbyter of Antioch
October 16
   The Holy Martyr Longinus, the Centurion Who Stood by the Cross
October 17
   The Holy Prophet Hosea
   The Holy Martyr Andrew of Crete
   The Holy Martyrs and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian of Arabia
October 18
   The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke
October 19
   The Holy Prophet Joel
   The Holy Martyrs Varus and the Seven Christian Teachers with Him, and the Blessed Cleopatra and Her Son John
   Our Holy Father John of Rila
October 20
   The Holy Martyr Artemius
October 21
   Our Holy Father Hilarion the Great
October 22
   Saint Abercius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Bishop of Hierapolis
October 23
   The Holy Apostle James, Brother of the Lord
   Saint James the Wonderworker of Borovichi
October 24
   The Holy Martyr Arethas
   Our Holy Father Arethas of the Kiev Caves
October 25
   The Holy Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius
October 26
   The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius
October 27
   The Holy Martyr Nestor
   Our Holy Father Nestor the Chronicler
October 28
   The Holy Martyrs Terence and Neonilla and Their Seven Children
   The Holy Great Martyr Parasceva
October 29
   The Holy Martyr Anastasia the Roman
   Our Holy Father Abramius the Recluse and His Niece, Blessed Mary
   Our Holy Father Abramius of Rostov
October 30
   The Holy Hieromartyr Zenobius, Bishop of Aegae, and His Sister Zenobia
October 31
   The Holy Apostles Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apellas, and Aristobulus of the Seventy
   The Holy Martyr Epimachus
   Our Holy Fathers Spyridon and Nicodemus, Prosphora-bakers of the Kiev Caves
Translator’s Note
Index of Saints and Feasts of October

Item Number: BKCP372C
Publication Data: House Springs, MO: Chrysostom Press, 2006
Format: hardcover
Number of Pages: x + 460
Dimensions (l × w × h): 23.6 cm × 15.9 cm × 3.4 cm
ISBN: 0‒9635183‒8‒0

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