2012 Orthodox Calendar {Giveaway}

I realize most of you probably have your 2012 Calendars already, but DH bought one for our house and so did I, which leaves us with one too many and I figured I may as well give it away!

The calendar is published by St. Anthony’s monastery in Florence, AZ.  It’s written in English/Greek and lists the various feastdays (for both calendars) and fasts for each day, along with the readings of the day.  There are some *incredible* photographs of the monastery for each month!

Since I love hearing the different saints people feel a closeness to, to enter, please leave a comment with the name and date of one of your favorite saints!  I’ll choose a winner the way I always do, using a random number generator.

Winner will be announced on Monday, February 27!  

19 thoughts on “2012 Orthodox Calendar {Giveaway}

  1. St. Photini whose saint's day is Feb 26th! I learned about her when I was a catechumen and she touched my heart. Her feast day was also amazingly the day that I first read about her – in the book MORE SPIRITED THAN LIONS.

  2. My favorite saint is St. Anna, mother to the Theotokos, Dec. 9. I am drawn to her because we are both mothers to daughters and I ask her to pray for my daughters and help me to always strive to be a better mother. ~ jane mj90 @ live dot com

  3. My favourite saint is St. Marina July 17th. It was the day that I was hit by a truck when I was 6 years old, and my mother believes that this saint saved my life. So I always make a special point to commerate this saint by doing something special with my own family.

  4. I am very fond of Saint Febronia Feb 12 (25). There is just something about her life. I always wonder what would happen if I were faced with such circumstances.

  5. St. George, April 23. I can't explain my affinity for him, my ex preferred Sta Francis of Assisi, and we're not Catholic or Orthodox. I was surprised to find out he is the Patron Saint of Scouting, when I bought a copy of Baden-Powell's _Scouting for Boys_, even tho I grew up in Scouts, I don't recall any deep explanation of him in my Handbooks. His is one of the two icons I've bought, the other of Jesus Christ, and the icons are Russian army dog tags!

  6. St. Nektarios of Aegina commemorated November 9th. He has been close to me, guiding me, performing miracles in my family! May he intercede for all of us!

  7. I especially love St Elizabeth the New Martyr, feast day July 5. She is an example of great devotion to the Lord, and I pray that she helps me become a great Christian too.

  8. Our venerable and God-bearing Father John of Damascus, December 4th:Troparion (Tone 8)Champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship,the enlightener of the universe and the adornment of hierarchs:all-wise father John, your teachings have gleamed with light upon all things.Intercede before Christ God to save our souls.

  9. As a catechumen in Germany I learned about Elisabeth the New Martyr who grew up as a Lutheran and her name was spelled "Elisabeth" – just like me!!! I immediately read everything I could find about her. July 5th.

  10. One of my most beloved saints is Starets Zacharias (12/2). A most humble and pious monk. He suffered much due to the communist yoke that had a hold of Russia. From a book about his life one saying has stuck with me…."Whosoever prays for the souls of my parents (Tatiana and John) will be remembered by our Lord". I have always tried to do this. And whenever I have called on him, he has always responded. I just love him so!

  11. Anam Cara is the winner! Congratulations! Please email your shipping info to Sylvia{at}OrthodoxMom{dot}com! Thank you all for entering and for your patience, as always! 🙂

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