The 9 nonuplet Saints of Portugal: Saints Wilgefortis (Liberata) the crusified, Marina, Quiteria, Genibera, Eufemia, Marciana, Germana, Basilia & Victoria the Virgin-Martyrs in Mediterranean (+139)




the homeland of St Wilgefortis & her sisters


St Virgin-Martyr Wilgefortis or Liberata, the crusified (+139)


The 9 nonuplet sisters Virgin-Martyrs of Portugal:

Saints Wilgefortis the crusified, Marina, Quiteria, Genibera, Eufemia,

Marciana, Germana, Basilia & Victoria the Virgin-Martyrs in Mediterranean (+139)

& St Ovidius 3rd Bishop of Braga, Portugal (+135)

Saint Virgin-Martyr Wilgefortis or Liberata the crusified


Saint Virgin-Martyr Wilgefortis or Liberata the crusified

in some icons show her with a beard in a memory of Virgin Mary’s miracle

to avoid to marry the pagan king


The names of the 9 Virgin-Martyrs from Portugal:

Saint Wilgefortis or Liberata or Eutropia the crucified, Virgin-Martyr in Aguas Santas, Spain (July 20, +139)

Saint Marina or Margarida, Virgin-Martyr in Aguas Santas, Spain  (January 18, +139)

Saint Quiteria, Virgin-Martyr in Aire-sur-l’Adour, France (May 22, +139)

Saint Eufemia or Eumelia, Virgin-Martyr in Braga, Portugal (September 16, +139)

Saint Marciana or Marica, Virgin-Martyr in Toledo, Spain (January 9, +139)

Saint Germana Virgin-Martyr and the Saints Paul, Gerontius, January, Saturninus, Suxessus, Julius, Katus and Pia, Martyrs in Numidia, North Africa (January 19, +139)

Saint Victoria / Vitoria / Rita, Virgin-Martyr from Braga, Portugal (November 17, +139)

Saint Genibera / Genebra / Gemma, Virgin-Martyr from Braga, Portugal (+139)

Saint Basilia or Basilissa, Virgin-Martyr from Braga, Portugal (July 12, +139)

Feast days: Jan 9, 18 & 19, May 22, June 3, July 12 & 20, Sep 16


Saint Ovidius, 3rd Bishop of Braga, Portugal (+135)

June 3

Saint Ovidius, also Saint Auditus, is a Portuguese saint. Saint Ovidius was a Roman citizen of Sicilian origin. Tradition states that he was sent to Braga by Pope Clement I, where he served as the city’s third bishop around 95. He baptized Saint Wilgifortis (Liberata) and her sisters after they were abandoned by their mother.

He was martyred for his Christian faith in 135.

The Portuguese call him Santo Ovídio, and sometimes, by the folkloric São Ouvido (literally “he who is heard” or “ear”), a folk-etymological translation of the Latin name Auditus; this name was then rendered as Ovídio. Because of his name, Saint Auditus or Ovidius was traditionally invoked against auditory diseases.

His feast day is June 3.

Saint Virgin-Martyr Wilgifortis or Liberata the crusified

The Saints 9 Virgin-Martyrs of Portugal were born in the year 119 A.D. in Braga, Portugal. They were the daughters of pagan Castelius Lucius Severus and Calsia.

Her mother, Calsia was disgusted at the fact that she went through nine childbirths and not one of them was male. She called on her maid Sila to dispose of them by drowning the nine infants. Sila was a follower of Christianity so she ended up giving the babies to a Christian monk to be raised in the Christian community. Their father King Lucio was completely unaware of their birth.

Saint Ovidius the Bishop of Braga in Portugal, took care of the girls, baptized them Christian, and taught them all about Christianity. St Quiteria was the most dedicated out of her sisters when it came to their faith. She was fascinated with the Virgin Mary and the words of Christ. The monk eventually told the girls that their biological parents were the Royal Rulers of the country, but none of them had the desire to live a luxurious life.

St Wilgefortis (Liberata), St Quiteria and their seven other sisters around breaking Christians out of jail. This lasted for a few years until they were caught and brought to the King. Once the King realized who they were he asked them to live in the palace. While the sisters lived there they praised Jesus everyday and eventually turned their room into a prayer hall. When the King realized they were Christians he told them to give it up and marry Roman pagans. They refused and were locked up in jail. In jail they praised and glorified Jesus, and eventually an angel came and told St Quiteria “Happy and fortunate you are, for you deserved to find grace in front of God, so that God has chosen you as his spouse. It is God’s will, that you are to live in solitude in the mount Oria and there you will exercise in oration and contemplation”. The angel released them from jail and they escaped all going in different directions. St Quiteria followed the angel and lived on the top of a mountain, where she was eventually captured. Once she again declined the marriage offer, she was imprisoned. Again she was freed by an angel, and returned to the mountain along with a group of other women whom she converted to Christianity. Along the way she had received the crown of martyrdom, and met Prosen Lastiano the ruler of the city Aufragia. She converted him to Christianity, but then a few days later he gave it up and became a pagan again. Prosen and his soldiers reached the mountain with intentions to kill her, but as the were ascending he fell down suddenly and lost all feeling in his hands and legs. Through the prayer of St Quiteria he regained his senses, and became full of faith. King Lucio was infuriated at the fact that his daughter converted women from his palace and one of his good friends to Christianity. Lucio and his soldiers left the palace so they could hunt her down. When they finally found her at the Aire-sur-l’Adour church in Gascony, France, he again tried to force her into marriage, and she declined because she wanted to remain a virgin for Jesus. Her father then ordered one of his soldiers to behead her, and it was done instantly. They also beheaded all of the other Christian women she was with. Αfter she was beheaded she walked to the Church of the Virgin Mary with her head in her hands.

St Marina the Virgin-Martyr in Aquas Santas, Spain

Saint Marina was condemned to die in an oven. But she was rescued from this fate by St. Peter, who brought her out of the oven and water to cool her off. Later she was beheaded, but her head bounced around three times causing three fountains to spring from the ground.

In the place where she martyred there are:

-The prison of Saint Marina

-The church of Ascension: The oven of torture

-“Piocas”: The pond, where she was refreshed by St. Apostle Peter

-The sacred Fountains of Saint Marina: The places where her head bounced

-Saint Marina’s Oaks: Places with miraculous properties

-Vacariza carving stones

A parallel archaeological excavation and study of the local church has shown that the earliest layer of the present Church was built in the 6th century (AD 502 – 593).

Saint Wilgefortis, or Liberata, was martyred after Saint Marina in Aguas Santa in Spain. She was promised by her father to a pagan king. She took a vow of virginity and tried to stave off the wedding through prayer; she hoped to become repulsive and thus undesirable. Her prayers were answered in an odd way. She sprouted a beard.Her father, furious, had her crucified.

Saint Euphemia, or Eumelia, another sister, threw herself from a cliff to avoid capture. When she fell, the rock opened and swallowed her whole; a spring immediately appeared on the spot. This idea of being swallowed by rock and a subsequent spring echoes the Galician legends around St. Jacques and legends around Saint Fris, whose cult is centered in Gascony….where a lot of the 9-sisters action was said to have taken place.

Their sister Saint Marciana arrested in Toledo in Spain, where she was martyred.

Their sister Saint Victoria arrested in Cordoba in Spain, where she was martyred.

Their sister Saint Germana arrested and martyred in Numidia in North Africa, with the Saint Martyr Paul and 17 other Holy Martyrs.

Their sisters Saint Genibera and Saint Basilia arrested and martyred in Mediterranean Sea.

Feast of 200 ancient Saints of Spain and Portugal celebrated for first time


Feast of 200 ancient Saints

of Spain and Portugal celebrated for first time

Zaragoza, October 9, 2018

The glorification of the ancient saints of the Iberian Peninsula was celebrated by Orthodox hierarchs in Spain on Sunday.

The feast was celebrated in the Romanian Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Zaragoza, the capital of northeastern Spain’s Aragon region. The Liturgy was headed by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of Western Europe and the Mediterranean (Romanian Orthodox Church) and concelebrated by His Grace Bishop Nestor of Korsun (Russian Orthodox Chruch), His Grace Bishop Timothy of Spain and Portugal (Romanian Orthodox Church), and clergy from the local diocese of the Romanian Church, reports the site of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Spain and Portugal.

More than 200 ancient saints of Spain and Portugal have thus been officially added to the liturgical calendar of the Orthodox Church. They will be celebrated annually on the Sunday before October 12, the day of the commemoration of Our Lady of the Pillar—the name given to the appearance of the Theotokos to Apostle James the Greater as he was praying by the banks of the Ebro at Caesaraugusta (modern-day Zaragoza), Hispania, in 40 AD.

The initiative to add such a feast was made by the Assembly of Orthodox Hierarchs of Spain and Portugal, which met in Madrid in April. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Polycarp of Spain and Portugal (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Bp. Nestor, and Bp. Timothy.

During the assembly’s session, the hierarchs approved of the menologion, or collection of saints’ lives, of the saints who shone forth in the Iberian Peninsula in the pre-schism West, compiled by Archpriest Andrei Kordochkin. As a result, the hierarchs decided to petition the primates of their Local Churches to establish a date for a pan-Orthodox veneration of the host of Iberian saints, and the Sunday before the feast of the Theotokos was chosen.

The day almost marked the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Church of the Dormition in Zaragoza.

Following the Divine Liturgy, the faithful all had the opportunity to venerate an icon and relics of St. Vincent of Spain, who was martyred in Zaragoza in the early 4th century during the persecutions of Diocletian.




Paróquias em Portugal: Lisboa, O Porto, Faro, Setúbal, Cascais, Ilha da Madeira, Évora, Lagos, Elvas, Portimão, Coimbra, Braga, Aveiro


Paróquias Ortodoxas em Portugal

Lisboa, O Porto, Faro, Setúbal, Cascais, Ilha da Madeira, Évora, Lagos,

Elvas, Portimão, Coimbra, Braga, Aveiro


Comunidade de Todos os Santos.
Diacono: Gregorio Boblienko.
Responsável: Jorge Divisa.
Secretário: Miguel Oliveira.
Sexta-feira 18.00 – confissão; Sábado 18.45 – oração pelos defuntos, 19:00 – vésperas;
Domingo 09:00 – celebração da manhã, 11:00 – Divina liturgia, 13:00 – almoço, 14.00 – catequese.
Celebram-se tambem as festas.
Domingo 9.45-11.00 – escola dominical para crianças.
Terça-feira 19.00 – aulas bíblicas.
Quinta-feira 19.00 – aulas de português.
Enderêço: rua Museu de Artilharia, 1, capela da Boa Nova (perto da estação Santa Apolonia). Estação do metro: Santa Apolonia.
Tel: (+351) 966704258 (diacono Gregorio); 967777950 (responsável); 916519128 (secretário).
E-mail :
Twitter: orthodoxlisbon.

O Porto

Paróquia dos Novos Mártires Russos.
Pároco: pe. Alexandro Pisqunov.
Responsável: Yuriy Pogorelov.
Enderêço: Rua Alexandre Herculano 123.
Celebrações: Domingo 10.00 – confissões, 11:00 – Divina liturgia. Depois da liturgia – áulas teológicas.
Tel: (+351) 962267290 (pároco); 962080817 (responsável).
E-mail: (responsável).


Paroquia da santa Xênia de SãoPetersburgo.
Pároco: pe. João Gherbovetchi.
Celebrações: Sábado 19:30 – oração pelos defuntos, 20:00 – vésperas;
Domingo 8:00 – celebração da manhã, 10:00 – Divina liturgia.
Celebram-se tambem as festas.
Quarta-feira 20:00 – aulas bíblicas.
Enderêço: Rua General Teofilo da Trindade (a frente do hotel «Dom Bernardo»).
Tel: (+351) 967383330 (pároco).


Paróquia do Santo Apóstolo André.
Pároco: pe. Oleg Kiaburo.
Ajudante: Igor Khashin.
Celebrações: Sexta-feira 19.00 – oração; Sábado 19:00 – vésperas; Domingo 10:00 – Divina liturgia.
Enderêço: Rua Professor Bento de Jesus Caraça, 77
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceição.
Tel: (+351) 968869970, 265525335 (pároco); 960357114 (ajudante).


Paróquia de São Juão Crisóstomo.
Pároco: pe. João Gherbovetchi.
Celebrações: Sábado 19:30 – oração pelos defuntos, 20:00 – vésperas; Domingo 08:00 – celebração da manhã, 10:00 – Divina liturgia.
Enderêço: Travessa da Conceição (capela perto do hotel «Albatroz»).
Тел: (+351) 967383330 (pároco).

Ilha da Madeira

Paróquia do São Spiridone.
Enderêço: capela Santa Catarina no parque Santa Catarina.
Responsável: 968589150 (Larissa).


Comunidade dos Apostolos Pedro e Paulo. Avenida de Lisboa, igreja de São Sebastião.
Celebrações: primeiro Domingo e terceiro Sábado do mês.


Celebrações não regulares.
Enderêço: Igreja da Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos (E.N.125, perto do aeródromo).


Celebrações não regulares.
Enderêço: capela de São Lourenço.
Responsável: (+351) 963988108 (Inna).


Celebrações não regulares.
Enderêço: praça da Alameda, Igreja do Colegio.


Celebrações não regulares.
Enderêço: Faculdade das Letras da Univercidade de Ciombra.
Responsavel: (+351) 963990801 (doutor Vladimir Pliasov).


Capela ortodoxa de São Profeta Ionas.
Ilha da Graciosa, Canada das Xixaras, 5.
Celebrações não regulares.
Responsável: (+351) 964414297 (Helena Zhuravska).


Celebrações: segundo e quarto Sábado de cada mês.
Rua Cardoso Avelino, 7, capela São Miguel-o-Anjo.


Primeiro e terço Sábado de cada mês.
Campus Universitário de Santiago, capela da Nossa Senhora de Ajuda.




Santa Iria de Tomar, Portugal (+653)




Santa Iria de Tomar, Portugal (+653)



A Sancta resiste, elle mata-a

Santa Iria de Tomar, Portugal (+653)

20 de outubro

Santa Iria de Tomar (também conhecida como Santa Irene) é uma mártir lendária da cidade de Nabância (próxima da moderna Tomar).

Nascida de uma rica família de Nabância, Iria recebeu educação esmerada e professou num mosteiro de monjas beneditinas, o qual era governado pelo seu tio, o Abade Sélio.

Devido à sua beleza e inteligência, Iria cedo congregou a afeição das religiosas e das pessoas da terra, sobretudo dos jovens e dos fidalgos, que disputavam entre si as virtudes de Iria.

Entre estes adolescentes contava-se Britaldo, herdeiro daquele senhorio, que alimentou por Iria doentia paixão. Iria, contudo, recusava as suas investidas amorosas, antes afirmando a sua eterna devoção a Deus.

Dos amores de Britaldo teve conhecimento Remígio, um director de Iria, ao qual também a beleza da donzela também não passara despercebida. Ardendo de ciúmes, o Remígio deu a Iria uma tisana que se pretendeu embruxada, e que lhe fez surgir no corpo opulência própria da gravidez.

Por causa disso foi expulsa do convento, recolhendo-se junto do rio para orar. Aí, foi assassinada à traição por um servo de Britaldo ou pelo próprio, a quem tinham chegado os rumores destes eventos.

Atirado ao rio Nabão, o corpo da mártir terá seguido pelo Zêzere e a partir deste terá ficado depositado entre as areias do Tejo, aí permanecendo, incorruptível, através dos tempos.

Para conservar a sua memória e milagre, a povoação de Escálabis construiu-lhe um sepulcro de mármore. A partir de então, a cidade passou a chamar-se de Santa Iria, mais tarde Santarém.

Santa Iria é representada habitualmente segurando a palma do Martírio.

A Divina Liturgia de São João Crisóstomo


A Divina Liturgia

de São João Crisóstomo


Terminada a Prótese (preparação do pão e do vinho que, pela força inacessível do Espírito Santo, serão transformados no Corpo e Sangue de Cristo), o coro recita matinas (orthros), terminando com a Grande Doxologia.


1. Glória a Ti que nos fizeste ver a verdadeira luz.

2. Glória a Deus no mais alto dos céus e paz na terra aos homens a quem Ele ama.

3. Nós Te cantamos, nós Te bendizemos, nós Te adoramos, nós Te glorificamos, nós Te damos graças pela Tua imensa glória.

4. Senhor Deus, Rei dos Céus, Pai Todo Poderoso, Senhor Filho único Jesus Cristo e Espírito Santo.

5. Senhor Deus, Cordeiro de Deus, Filho de Deus Pai, Tu que tiras o pecado do mundo, Continue reading “A Divina Liturgia de São João Crisóstomo”

Link: Русская Православная Церковь Корсунская епархия ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Russian


Русская Православная Церковь Корсунская епархия

Link: Igreja Ortodoxa Russa Diocese de Korsoun – Comunidade de Todos os Santos Lisboa, Portugal


Igreja Ortodoxa Russa Diocese de Korsoun

Comunidade de Todos os Santos

Lisboa, Portugal