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Martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis
Martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis

Holy Monastic Martyr Eudokia was a Samaritan, a native of the city of Heliopolis in Phoenicia (modern Baalbek), who lived during the reign of Trajan (98-117). Her pagan impiety took her off the good path, and for a long time she led a sinful life. Her soul was deadened and her heart hardened.…

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Venerable Martyrius of Zelenets, Pskov
Venerable Martyrius of Zelenets, Pskov

Saint Martyrius of Zelenets, in the world Menas, was born in the city of Veliki Luki (Great Meadow) in the sixteenth century. His parents, Cosmas and Stephanida, died when he was just ten years old. He was raised by his spiritual Father, a priest of the city’s Annunciation church, and the…

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Martyrs Nestor, Tribimius, and those with them

The Holy Martyrs Nestor, Tribimius, Marcellus, and Anthony of Perge (Pérgē) in Pamphylia (Pamphylίa)1 lived during the reign of the impious Emperor Decius.2 As Christians, they fearlessly preached Christ, therefore the pagans denounced them to the governor of the region. The latter immediately…

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Martyr Antonina of Nicea, in Bithynia
Martyr Antonina of Nicea, in Bithynia

The Holy Martyr Antonina suffered at Nicea during a persecution under the emperor Maximian (284-305). After fierce tortures, Saint Antonina was thrown into prison, but Maximian could not force the saint to renounce Christ and offer sacrifice to idols. Angels of God appeared to the holy martyr and…

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Martyrs Marcellus and Anthony of Syria

Saint Marcellus and Saint Anthony were thrown into a fire, where they shone forth brighter than gold in a crucible, receiving crowns of martyrdom from Christ our God.

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Saint Domnina the Younger of Syria
Saint Domnina the Younger of Syria

The Life of Saint Domnina the Younger1 was written by Theodoret of Cyrrhus in his Historia Religiosa (English title: A History of the Monks of Syria), containing the Lives of thirty ascetics. The holy virgin Domina was born in the city of Cyrrhus in Syria, to pious and God-loving parents. From a…

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Venerable Agapius of Vatopedi

Saint Agapius of the Holy Mountain, was a novice in obedience to a virtuous Elder who lived in silence at the Holy Trinity kellia at Kolitsa, within the boundaries of Vatopedi on Mt. Athos. He was taken into captivity by Turks who had landed on the shore of Athos. They took him to Magnesia and…

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Saint David, Bishop of Wales
Saint David, Bishop of Wales

Saint David, Patron of Wales, said to have been the son of a Welsh chieftain, lived in the latter half of the sixth century. Ordained to the priesthood, he studied under the tutorship of a disciple of Saint Germanus, who later became Bishop of the Isle of Man, and engaged in missionary work and…

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