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Br. Kenneth Holsey, OPC, sent us his icon of Hilda today, to be a blessing for us.

Br. Kenneth Holsey, OPC, sent us his icon of Hilda today, to be a blessing for us.

One of only three hailed as "theologian" in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the other two being St John and St Symeon.

One of only three hailed as "theologian" in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the other two being St John and St Symeon.

At Bolsena in Tuscany, Saint Christina, Virgin and Martyr - Feast day: July 24

At Bolsena in Tuscany, Saint Christina, Virgin and Martyr - Feast day: July 24

On September 29, 1011 A.D., Vikings may have burnt down, or at least severely damaged, what is today one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canterbury Cathedral. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Ælfheah, was captured by Viking raiders in 1011 and killed by them the following year after refusing to allow himself to be ransomed. Ælfheah was canonized as a saint in 1078.

On September 29, 1011 A.D., Vikings may have burnt down, or at least severely damaged, what is today one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canterbury Cathedral. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Ælfheah, was captured by Viking raiders in 1011 and killed by them the following year after refusing to allow himself to be ransomed. Ælfheah was canonized as a saint in 1078.

St. Mathilda the Queen of Ringelheim (c. 895 – 14 Mar 968) (Feast day: 14th March) She was the wife of King Henry I of Germany, the first ruler of the Saxon Ottonian (Liudolfing) dynasty. Matilda was celebrated for her devotion to prayer and almsgiving. She founded many religious institutions, including the canonry of Quedlinburg, which became a center of ecclesiastical and secular life in Germany, as well as the convents of St. Wigbert in Quedlinburg, Pöhlde, Enger, and Nordhausen in…

St. Mathilda the Queen of Ringelheim (c. 895 – 14 Mar 968) (Feast day: 14th March) She was the wife of King Henry I of Germany, the first ruler of the Saxon Ottonian (Liudolfing) dynasty. Matilda was celebrated for her devotion to prayer and almsgiving. She founded many religious institutions, including the canonry of Quedlinburg, which became a center of ecclesiastical and secular life in Germany, as well as the convents of St. Wigbert in Quedlinburg, Pöhlde, Enger, and Nordhausen in…

Image from http://www.stnicholascenter.org/media/images/n/nikolaus1-wmaster.jpg.

Image from http://www.stnicholascenter.org/media/images/n/nikolaus1-wmaster.jpg.

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