Ash Wednesday



The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we,worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging...

Saint Cyril of Alexandria



Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. 

Cyril of Alexandria hath been styled the Doctor of the Incarnation. For he was concerned with the Nestorian heresy from its inception, and denounced the same to Saint Pope Celestine I, and at the Council of ...

Saint Apollonia



Virgin and Martyr. 

Concerning this Apollonia, Saint Dionysius the Great, Bishop of Alexandria, wrote to Fabius, Bishop of Antioch, and his account was preserved by Eusebius. Wherefrom we learn that she was an aged Deaconess of Alexandria, who in the...