REJOICE, SAINT SUNNIVA OF SELJE ISLAND IN NORWAY & SAINT EITHNE (ETHENIA) OF ISLE OF JURA IN SCOTLAND! – LANDSCAPES OF SCOTLAND, IRELAND & NORWAY – 3 VIDEOS

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GREAT BRITAIN OF MY HEART

IRELAND OF MY HEART

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Isle of Jura, Scotland
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Isle of Jura, Scotland
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Selje Island, Norway
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Selje Island, Norway

Rejoice, Saint Sunniva of Selje Island in Norway 

& Saint Eithne of Isle of Jura in Scotland!

The Saints of Feb 26, May 14 & July 8

Dalkey Island and Killiney Hill, Ireland

Beautiful Scotland – Aerial / Drone Showreel

NORWAY – A Time-Lapse Adventure 4K

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Saint Sunniva the Irish Martyr of Selje Isle, Norway

Saint Sunniva was a princess who fled from Ireland with her brother and others.

They were shipwrecked off the coast of Norway but landed on Selje Island.

Here they were slain by people from the mainland and their relics were enshrined in Bergen.

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St Columba of Iona Isle, Scotland
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The uninhabited Eilach an Naoimh is the most southerly island of the Garvellachs group in the Inner Hebrides, between Mull and Argyll. The island may be the burial site of Eithne, mother of St Columba. A monastery was founded here about 542, and there is a fine example of a beehive cell.
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Eilach an Naoimh Island, Scotland
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Gravestones on Eilach an Naoimh in the Garvellachs, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. The mother of St Columba is reputed to be buried here (+6th ce.)
CMPBXX Celtic monastic island of Eileach an Naiomh, the Garvellachs, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Grave of Eithne, mother of St. Columba
Celtic monastic island of Eileach an Naiomh, the Garvellachs, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Grave of St Eithne, mother of St Columba

Rejoicings to Saint Sunniva of Ireland
Martyr in Selje Island, Norway (8/7, +10th ce.)
and Rejoicings to Saint Eithne (Ethenia) the founder and abbess in the Monastery
of Isle of Jura in Hebrides Islands, Scotland,
and mother of St. Columbia of Iona,
from Ireland (26/2 and 26/5 + 6th ce.)

Rejoice, Saint Μartyr Sunniva
Rejoice, Saint Eithne of Scotland

Rejoice, Blessed Sunniva of Ireland,
painted smile of God in the sand of Selje Island

Rejoice, Holy Eithne of Hebrides Islands,
that your love like colorful tunic encompasses our souls

Rejoice, Saint Sunniva colored flower
of the green fiords of Norway

Rejoice, Saint Eithne crystal harmony
like the rose petals of the Paradise

Rejoice, Saints Sunniva and Eithne
avants of Ireland.

Rejoice, O Saints Eithne and Sunniva!

From my poetry collection

“Painting Leaves”

Abel-Tasos Gkiouzelis

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PAINTING LEAVES POEMS

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St Sunniva of Selje Island, Norway
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Entrance to Saint Sunniva`s Cave, Selje Island, Norway

Saint Sunniva of Norway

Commemorated on July 8 (+10th ce.)

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St. Sunniva was born in the tenth century and is the patron saint of the Norwegian Diocese of Bjørgvin, as well as all of Western Norway.

She was the heir of an Irish kingdom, but had to escape with her brother and others when a pagan king, who wanted to marry her, invaded. She and her companions became shipwrecked off the coast of Norway, but eventually landed on Silje Island where they took refuge in a cave. The local people suspected them of stealing their sheep and demanded that they be arrested. Sunniva prayed to God that they should not fall into the hands of the heathens, upon which rocks fell down blocking the entrance to the cave.

Sunniva and her companions died in the cave, but in the years to come miracles were reported on the island. When King Olaf Tryggvason excavated the cave in 996, the body of Sunniva was found intact. Later, a monastery, Selje Abbey, was built on the site, the ruins of which can still be seen.

During the fires in Bergen in 1170-71 and in 1198. Sunniva’s remains were taken from the monastery and placed near the flames. This action halted the advance of the fire and was hailed as a miracle.

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ARCHDIOCESE OF NORTH AMERICA

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The Saints of Feb 26, May 26 & July 8

February 26

Eithne (Ethenia) Feb 26 & May 26

6th cent. Founder and abbess of the Monastery in Isle of Jura in Hebrides Islands, Scotland. She is mother of St. Columbia of Iona, from Ireland – Rejoicings to Saint Eithne (Ethenia): Click HERE

Agricola Feb 26
+ c 594. Bishop of Nevers in France between 570 and 594.

Andrew of Florence Feb 26
+ c 407. Bishop of Florence in Italy.

Dionysius of Augsburg Feb 26
+ c 303. Venerated as the first Bishop of Augsburg in Germany. By tradition he was baptised and later consecrated bishop by St Narcissus. He was martyred under Diocletian.

Faustinian Feb 26
4th cent. The second Bishop of Bologna in Italy. He reorganised his diocese and lived to be a firm defender of Orthodoxy against Arianism.

Victor Feb 26
7th cent. A hermit in Arcis-sur-Aube in Champagne in France.

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May 26

Eithne (Ethenia) May 26 & Feb 26

6th cent. Founder and abbess of the Monastery in Isle of Jura in Hebrides Islands, Scotland. She is mother of St. Columbia of Iona, from Ireland – Rejoicings to Saint Eithne (Ethenia): Click HERE

Becan May 26
6th cent. A hermit near Cork in Ireland in the time of St Columba.

Dyfan (Deruvianus, Damian) May 26
2nd cent. By tradition an early missionary in Britain. His church in Merthyr Dyfan shows the popular tradition that he ended his days as a martyr.

Eleutherius May 26
+ 189. A Greek who became a deacon in Rome and succeeded St Soterius as Pope in 175.

Felicissimus, Heraclius and Paulinus May 26
+ 303. Martyrs under Diocletian, in all probability in Todi in Umbria in Italy, where their relics are still venerated.

Fugatius and Damian May 26
? 2nd cent. By tradition they were missionaries sent to Britain from Rome.

Guinizo May 26
+ c 1050. Born in Spain, he became a monk at Montecassino in Italy and remained as a hermit on the holy mountain after one of the destructions of the monastery.

Oduvald May 26
+ 698. A noble who became a monk and later Abbot of Melrose in Scotland.

Priscus and Companions May 26
+ c 272. Priscus, a Roman officer, several soldiers under his command and a number of citizens of Besançon in France were martyred near Auxerre.

Quadratus May 26
? A martyr in North Africa.

Regintrudis May 26
+ c 750 Fourth Abbess of Nonnberg near Salzburg in Austria.

Simitrius and Companions May 26
+ c 159. A group of twenty-three martyrs in Rome, arrested while praying in the church of St Praxedes and beheaded without trial.

Zachary May 26
+ c 106. By tradition the second Bishop of Vienne in France, martyred under Trajan.

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July 8

Sunniva (Sunnifa) July 8
10th cent. By tradition, Sunniva was a princess who fled from Ireland with her brother and others. They were shipwrecked off the coast of Norway but landed on Selje Island. Here they were slain by people from the mainland and their relics were enshrined in Bergen – Rejoicings to Saint Sunniva: Click HERE

Adrian III July 8
+ 885. The last Orthodox Pope of Rome.

Apollonius July 8
+ c 326. Bishop of Benevento in Italy. He went into hiding during the last persecution under Diocletian.

Aquila and Priscilla July 8
1st cent. Husband and wife, belonging to the Jewish diaspora, who worked as tentmakers at Rome and were exiled from there with all the other Jews under Claudius. They settled in Corinth, where they received the Apostle Paul into their house (Acts 18,3). Under Nero they returned to Rome and Paul sent greetings to them. A tradition in Rome says that they were martyred there.

Arnold July 8
+ c. 800. Apparently of Greek descent, he was famed for his charity to the poor. He has left his name to the village, Arnold-Villiers (Arnoldsweiler) near Jülich, now in Germany.

Auspicius July 8
+ c 130. By tradition the fourth Bishop of Trier in Germany and successor of St Maternus (c 130).

Auspicius July 8
+ c 475. Bishop of Toul in France.

Edgar the Peaceful July 8
+ 975. A King of England who repented of a depraved youth and whose reign was marked by a strong religious revival in England.

Grimbald July 8
+ 901. A monk at Saint Bertin in the north of France. In 885 King Alfred invited him to England. He became Abbot of Winchester and he helped restore learning in England.

Kilian (Chilianus), Colman and Totnan July 8
+ c 689. Monks from Ireland who enlightened Franconia and East Thuringia, where they were martyred. Kilian was Bishop of Wurzburg in Germany where he is still honoured.

Landrada July 8
+ c 690. Foundress and first Abbess of Munsterbilsen in Belgium.

Morwenna July 8
5th cent? Several places are named after her, notably Morwenstow in Cornwall, where her relics are probably buried under the church floor and where she has appeared.

Sostratus, Spirus, Eraclius, Eperentius and Cecilia July 8
? 4th cent. Martyrs of Syrmium in Pannonia.

Withburgh (Withburga) July 8
+ c 743. Youngest daughter of King Anna of East Anglia in England. After her father had fallen in battle, she became a nun and lived as an anchoress at East Dereham in Norfolk, founding a convent there.

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REJOICE, HOLY VIRGIN MARY MOTHER OF GOD & SAINT NINA KUZNETSOVA OF RUSSIA (+1938)! – RUSSIAN LANDSCAPE PAINTERS 1 – VIDEO

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Rejoice, Holy Virgin Mary Mother of God & Saint Nina Kuznetsoba of Russia (+1938)!

The Saints of May 1 & May 14

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Saint Nina Koznetsova of Russia (May 14, +1938)

Rejoicings to the Holy Virgin Mary
with references to Saint Nina Kuznetsova
New Martyr in the concentration camp in Arkhangelsk Russia,
from Lalsk, Russia (May 14, +1938)

Rejoice, Mary full of Grace
Rejoice, Mother of God, heartily beneficence

Rejoice, Holy Virgin Mother of God
Rejoice, love without depth of Saint Martyr Nina Kuznetsova

Rejoice, painted by angels radiation
Rejoice, Divine Grace in the soul of Orthodox martyrs of the Church

Rejoice, melodic viola of the frozen waters of our soul
Rejoice, beautiful boldness to the Lord and our God

Rejoice, Mother of God, mirror of God’s Love
Rejoice, Mother of God, comforted loveable

Rejoice, Paradise landscape with roses
Rejoice, harmony of virtues

Rejoice, O Mother of God and Full of Grace!

From my poetry collection

“Painting Leaves”

Abel-Tasos Gkiouzelis

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PAINTING LEAVES POEMS

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Saints of May1 & May 14

May 1

Nina Koznitseva May 14 & May 1

+1938 New Martyr in the concentration camp in Arkhangelsk Russia, from Lalsk, Russia – Rejoicings to Saint Nina Koznitseva: Click HERE

Acius (Ache) and Aceolus (Acheul) May 1 

  • c 303. The former a deacon, the latter a subdeacon, they were martyred near Amiens in France under Diocletian.

Amator (Amatre, Amadour) May 1
+ 418. Bishop of Auxerre in France. He had been married to a holy woman, venerated locally as St Martha. St Amator ordained as priest his successor St Germanus who left us the Life of his predecessor.

Andeolus May 1
+ 208. A subdeacon from Smyrna sent to France by St Polycarp. He is said to have been martyred near Viviers on the Rhône.

Arigius May 1
535-604. Bishop of Gap in France for twenty years, he was a fine pastor.

Asaph May 1
+ c 600. One of St Kentigern’s monks in the north of Wales. He is believed to have succeeded St Kentigern as abbot and bishop, leaving his own name to the see now in Clwyd. Many of his relatives are also venerated as saints.

Benedict of Szkalka May 1
+ 1012. A hermit on Mount Zobor in Hungary. He was a disciple of St Andrew Zorard. Renowned for his asceticism, he was murdered by robbers in 1012.

Bertha May 1
+ c 680. Foundress of Avenay in France, she is honoured as a martyr.

Brieuc (Briocus, Brioc) May 1
c 420-510. Born in Dyfed in Wales, he went to Brittany where he founded two monasteries, one near Tréguier and the other in what is now St Brieuc. He is also venerated in Cornwall.

Ceallach (Kellach) May 1
6th cent. A disciple of St Kieran of Clonmacnoise, he became Bishop of Killala in Ireland. He ended his life as a hermit and may have been martyred.

Cominus May 1
? A martyr in Catania in Sicily.

Evermarus May 1
+ c 700. A pilgrim murdered by robbers in Rousson near Tongres in Belgium.

Grata May 1
4th (or 8th) cent. A holy woman from Bergamo in Italy, zealous in securing Christian burial for the bodies of the martyrs.

Marculf May 1
+ 558. The founder of a monastery of hermits on the Egyptian model in Nanteuil in France.

Orentius (or Orientius) of Auch May 1
+ c 439. A hermit in the Lavendan valley near Tarbes in France, whom the people of Auch insisted on having for bishop. He was their pastor for over forty years.

Orentius and Patientia May 1
+ c 240. A husband and wife who lived at Loret near Huesca in Spain. An ancient Spanish tradition makes them the parents of St Laurence the Martyr.

Sigismund May 1
+ 523. A Vandal by origin and by character, he was King of the Burgundians in what is now eastern France. He repented for his sins by giving generously to the Church and the poor. He was murdered near the monastery of Agaunum in Switzerland which he had built and was then honoured as a martyr.

Theodard May 1
+ 893. A monk at the monastery of St Martin in Montauriol in France, he became Archbishop of Narbonne. Later the monastery was named St Audard after him.

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May 14

Nina Koznitseva May 14 & May 1

+1938 New Martyr in the concentration camp in Arkhangelsk Russia, from Lalsk, Russia – Rejoicings to Saint Nina Koznitseva: Click HERE

Boniface of Tarsus May 14 

  • c 307. A martyr beheaded in Tarsus in Cilicia, where he had gone from Rome to recover the bodies of certain martyrs. His own relics are enshrined in the church of Sts Alexis and Boniface on the Aventine.

Boniface May 14
6th cent. Bishop of Ferentino in Tuscany at the time of the Emperor Justin. He is called on by those who are troubled by alcoholism.

Carthage (Carthach Mochuda) the Younger May 14
+ c 637. Born in Kerry in Ireland, he founded a monastery in Rathin in Westmeath, where he was abbot. Shortly before his repose, he and his monks were expelled. He led his monks to the banks of the Blackwater and founded the monastery of Lismore.

Erembert May 14
+ c 672. Born at Wocourt near Passy in France, he became a monk at Fontenelle (c 640) and Bishop of Toulouse (c 656.

Hallvard (Halward) May 14
+ c 1043. Of the royal family of Norway, he met his death while defending a woman who had appealed to him for help. He is the patron-saint of Oslo.

Justa, Justina and Henedina May 14
+ c 130. Saints venerated in Sardinia where they were martyred under Hadrian (117-138), either in Cagliari or else in Sassari.

Paschal I May 14
+ 824. Born in Rome, he was Abbot of St Stephen near the Vatican and became Bishop of Rome in 817. He defended the Orthodox in the East against the barbarous persecution of the iconoclasts. He is remembered for enshrining the relics of St Cecilia and other martyrs.

Pontius of Cimiez May 14
+ 258 (?) A martyr in Cimella (Cimiez) near Nice in the south of France. His relics gave his name to the town of Saint-Pons.

Tuto (Totto) May 14
+ 930. A monk and Abbot of St Emmeram in Regensburg in Germany, where he later became bishop.

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