Glorious Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica c306AD

The feast of the myrrh flowing martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica on October 26th was chosen by Saint Sophrony thirty years ago to impart the Great Schema to this unworthy monk, twenty-five years after first meeting him in his monastery.

The mysteries of the Holy Trinity and the Incarnation open wisdom mysteries of glory to save us, raising us from our unworthiness to God’s ineffable grace, releasing us from dissipating confusion and compulsive division.

Holy Myrrh gushes forth from the martyr’s relics, hallowing hearts with blessing, opening  the eye of the heart to mysteries of wisdom and glory in God’s Name, proceeding with the Holy Spirit from glory to glory.