July 24 – Saint Boris: Patron Saint of Moscow, Russia

class="alignrightSaint Boris, Patron Saint of Russia (Feast Date: July 24)

Extract from The Christian Message from Moscow-Saint Princes-Martyrs Boris and Gleb: “More than three centuries after their sacrificial death, in 1380, Holy brothers Boris and Gleb were seen in a vision by a Russian warrior on the eve of the historical Battle of Kulikovo that Russia fought against Tartars. The Saint Princes appeared in the guise of warriors radiating heavenly light. They were attacking the hostiles saying indignantly: “Who has ordered you to devastate our Motherland given to us by God Almighty?” All Russian princes and tsars have reckoned the two august brothers as their patrons and divine protectors of the Russian land ever since.” See also:  Boris Vladimirovitch of Kiev (geneology).

Saint Boris, Patron Saint of Moscow, Russia

Extract from Holy Maryrs Boris and Gleb: “The holy Passion-bearers Boris and Gleb, named Romanus and David in sacred Baptism, were the pious sons of the holy Great Prince Vladimir. In 1015 they were slain at the command of their brother Svyatopolk-Saint Boris, on July 24 on the Alta River, near Pereyaslavl, and Saint Gleb, on September 5 on the bank of the Smyadinya River, near Smolensk. Although both had understood their brother’s designs against them, they refused to take up arms against him and bring civil war upon their land, preferring to fulfill the commandment, “Resist not evil” (Matt. 5:39). The holy relics of Saint Boris were then buried in Vyshgorod, to which the holy relics of his brother were transferred five years later. Miracles were worked through the holy relics of the meek and guileless brothers during the consecration in Vyshgorod of a church in their honor on this day in 1021.” See PICTURE of Saint Boris. See also: Boris I of Bulgaria (Multilingual), Saint Boris (EN), SAN BORIS y SAN GLEB, Mártires rusos, apóstoles de la no-resistencia cristiana (SP), Santi Boris e Gleb di Russia, Martiri (IT), Saints Boris et Gleb (FR).

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Boris on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Suicide Bombing in Karabudahkent Village, Russia (March 6, 2012) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: March 12 – March 25, 2012.

Domodedovo Airport Suicide Bombing in Russia (January 24, 2011) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions–January 31-February 13, 2011


That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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