Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blog Info / Updates / Suggestions III


A couple of new things to report:

-I've observed other blogs labeling posts and then archiving them on the sidebar for easier access to certain subjects. I think that's a great idea, so I've started going back and labeling posts with various descriptions that are then archived on the sidebar to the right. I've only included about 75 posts so far, so it might take a while to label all of them, but that is my hope. Let me know what you think of this feature, if it should be done differently, etc.

-In the process of going back and labeling posts, I've noticed that there are problems with the format, organization and layout of many past posts. This could be due to the previous change of the style of the blog. I don't think any information was lost, but it may just be rearranged. Bear in mind as you go through previous posts that the order and format of some of the text could be wrong. I apologize for this, and I hope to go back and fix all the problems, but that will take awhile.

-And on a personal note, I'm starting a new job, so most likely I will have less time to post. However, there's a chance that there are previous posts here that might deal with a topic you're interested in, and if not, there are many excellent sources of information out there. Perhaps I'll include a section with some of my most commonly used links down the road.

As I said before, this is a perfect place to post your general comments and concerns about this blog. Feel free to share your thoughts. Thanks.


Emily H. said...

I enjoy your blog and I'm very glad you added the new feature! Very helpful!

yudikris said...

Your blog is so beautiful. I also really enjoy it (that's why I have added this blog into my sidebar list). And the new feature would make this blog even better! :)



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Bb said...

I enjoy your blog as well, haveing recently discovered it, and have myself just started using labels. It is very useful indeed, and helps keep alive some of those older favourite posts that may otherwise have faded into oblivion.

It takes time and patience to get through them all. I have done mine from this year and last, and some of the earliest ones. The ones in the middle will come eventually.

All the best with your new job and do try to post when you are able.

Agioi_Anargyroi said...

As I mention on the sidebar: "Comments that are irrelevant to the topic of the post will be deleted."

Anonymous said...

This is one of the best Orthodox blogs I have read, and I thank you for having all of this information for us. I have several friends that enjoy it also. I really have learned a lot! Many thanks!

E. Cunningham said...

I seek copyright permission to use your entry on Polycarp in a textbook for classical composition. I would be happy to send details if you could let me know how you would prefer to receive them.

Agioi_Anargyroi said...

Ms. Cunningham,

I don't have any of my own material on that post, it is all from other sources. I included all the links to me source material; look there to see about copyright information.

Best of luck.

David Robles said...

I would like to ask if you have some information about St Sebastian. He was shot with arrows. I have not been able to find much on him. One of my god-sons' saint is St Sebastian. I would like to find more about him, his troparion, kontakion, services..
I only know of 2 icons. Thank you for your help.

Agioi_Anargyroi said...

For more on St. Sebastian the Martyr of Rome, and those with him, see:

I will try to continue to update that page as I find more information.

David Robles said...

Thank you so much for the information on St Sebastian.

bradbreneisen said...

Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog and wanted to share with you a website I created for my Godfather Deon Kostov an iconographer in Bulgaria. - feel free to use any of these images for your posts and keep up the good work.

David Robles said...

Thank you for posting the link I sent you! Your last two posts on Photios Kontoglou and Elder Paisios are wonderful. Your blog is a blessing to me.

David Robles said...

Do you have any hymns, akathist, paraclesis to St Markella of Chios? I am very moved by her life and would like to start praying her services.

David Robles said...

Thank you so much for the Paraclisis to St Markella. You have given me a great gift. Do you know if there is an Akathist to her? I wish I could have that also. Her feast day is coming up on July 22nd which so happens to be this coming Sunday.
Something very deep within my heart is moved when I look at her icon. I have been thinking a lot about her for the last 2 weeks. It is hard not to cry...but it is a different cry, with a sweetness to it. Could it be a blessing from her?

David Robles said...

Is there an e-mail where I could write to you? I would tell you why St Markella has become so important to me. She is the perfect saint with the understanding to help my mother and me and my siblings.

Agioi_Anargyroi said...

Thank you for your kind words.

Unfortunately I could not find an Akathist to St. Markella in Greek. If I come across one, I can try to translate it if I find the time.

May St. Markella, such an incredible role-model for our times, and such a great wonderworker and intercessor before God, help you David, your family, and all those in trials and difficulties throughout the world. Amen.

Unknown said...


I am hoping to contact you regarding Akathists of various Saints. Would be so kind as to email me so we can communicate?

Thank you!

Father Michael

"Meemur" said...

Greetings in our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ! Thank you so much for your website--I enjoy it! I was wondering if you might know of an English translation of the Paraklesis Canon to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (Παρακλητικός κανόνας στον Άγιο Νικόλαο)--I only have seen it in Greek. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Do you have any information about the icon you use for your header, Jesus on the throne, the Theotokos, John the Forerunner, flanked by the angels. I have that icon, and I know nothing about it, and I would like to know something about it.

Editura Iona said...


I am writing you on behalf of Iona Publishing House from Bucharest, Romania.
We are a small orthodox publishing house editing 2 series:
a series of orthodox theology including the lives and teachings of contemporary
saints from all over the orthodox world and a series of handmade illustrated lives of contemporary saints for children.
For details, please feel free to check our web sites in romanian and english:
Your wonderful translated works from greek and the impressive information regarding the lives, services, paraklesis and akathists of contemporary
Elders and Saints came to our attention long ago.
We would like to translate some of them into romanian from their original greek version.
Do you think that is possible?
We are looking for the following services, paraklesis and akathists of Holy Elders Sophrony of Essex, Ephraim of Katounakia, Iosif Spileotis,
Charalambos and Gabriel of Dionyssiou, Iakovos Tsalikis, Holy New Martyrs Raphael, Nicholas and Irene of Lesvos, St Cosmas the Protos
Can you please tell us if these are available online (preferably pdfs) anywhere?
We know about the God-pleasing work of well-known greek hymnographers: late Elder Gerasimos Mikragiannanitis,
Dr Charalambos Boussias and Professor Antonios Markou but don't know if the hymnology for the above Elders where ever written by one of them.

Please write me when you can at

With gratitude in Christ,
Catalin Grigore
Iona Publishing House
Bucharest, Romania

Anonymous person said...

Dear Agioi_Anargyroi,

You may recall the story of where a monk met an angel disguised as a human and the angel offered to travel with him to where the monk was going. Onf of the places where they stopped was to eat at a man's house. The angel then took the platter that the food was served and made it disappear. Afterward, the monk learned that the reason why he made the plattter disappear was because that was the only object in the man's house that that was ill gotten. In getting rid of the platter, the angel prevented God's wrath upon the man and his family. If possessing a tainted object will bring God's wrath, just think what quotes from an evil person (Elpidophoros) who isn't Orthodox will do to you and your blog. I posted my comment for your sake. My post already explains why he is evil, giving quotes that he said that were not Orthodox. Even if what is being said is good, then the people who read it won't be good, for it comes from a source that is against God. It is for this reason that people who are looking for God that read a Bible printed by Protestants and Roman Catholics go become Roman Catholics and Protestants, not Orthodox. (By the way, both Roman Catholics and Protestants do and say things that are against the Bible.)