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St. John the Baptist GOC

Orthros & Divine Liturgy – 10th Sunday of Matthew

On this day we celebrate the memory of Holy Father Maximos the Confessor

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Orthros & Divine Liturgy – 10th Sunday of Matthew
Orthros & Divine Liturgy – 10th Sunday of Matthew

Time & Location

Aug 13, 2023, 8:45 AM – 12:30 PM

St. John the Baptist GOC, 5300 El Camino Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA

About The Event

The divine Maximus, who was from Constantinople, sprang from an illustrious family. He was a lover of wisdom and an eminent theologian. At first, he was the chief private secretary of the Emperor Heraclius and his grandson Constans. But when the Monothelite heresy became predominant in the royal court, out of hatred for this error the Saint departed for the Monastery at Chrysopolis (Scutari), of which he later became the abbot. When Constans tried to constrain him either to accept the Monothelite teaching, or to stop speaking and writing against it - neither of which the Saint accepted to do - his tongue was uprooted and his right hand was cut off, and he was sent into exile, where he reposed in 662. At the time only he and his few disciples were Orthodox in the East.

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