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The Third Finding of the Head of St John the Baptist

The Third Finding of the Head of St John the BaptistIn the eighth century, during a period of fierce iconoclasm, the head of St John the Baptist was taken to Comana, the place of St John Chrysostom's exile. When the iconoclast persecution ended in 850, in the time of the Emperor Michael and Patriarch Ignatius, the honoured head of St John was taken to Constantinople and placed in the church at the imperial court.

The Hieromartyr Therapon, Bishop of Cyprus

The Hieromartyr Therapon, Bishop of CyprusA monk and ascetic on the island of Cyprus, he was worthy of episcopal rank and, during a persecution of Christians, was found worthy of a yet higher crown: that of martyrdom. His body at first rested in a church in Cyprus, but, during the reign of the Emperor Nicephorus, in 806, the Hagarenes fell upon Cyprus. Therapon appeared to the verger, told him that the infidel was about to attack Cyprus and ordered him to have his relics transferred to Constantinople. The verger saw to this at once. When the ship with the casket put to sea, a great storm arose, but the sea around the ship remained calm and a sweet perfume spread from the casket around the whole ship and the surrounding area. Then the verger opened it, and they saw that it was full of myrrh, which flowed from the saint"s relics. Many of the sick anointed themselves with this myrrh and were restored to health. A church was built in Constantinople over the relics of the wonderworking saint, which continued to give healing to all who gathered round them with faith. The gravest diseases were healed by St Therapon"s relics: paralysis, cancer, haemorrhage, insanity, blindness, tuberculosis and other maladies.

The Holy Martyrs Pasicrates, Valentian, Julius and others

They were Roman soldiers, and suffered for Christ in about 302 in Macedonian Dorostol. When Pasicrates" brother, Papianus (who had apostatised from Christ through fear), came to his brother and tried to persuade him to renounce Christ and stay alive, St Pasicrates replied: "Get away from me; you are no brother of mine!" Pasicrates and Valentian were beheaded together. At his trial, Julius said: "I am a war veteran, and have served the Emperor faithfully for twenty-six years. And, having been faithful till now in lesser things, how can I not be faithful, in the things that are greater, to the heavenly Kingdom and its King?" Then Nicanor was brought before the prefect, Maximus. Nicanor"s wife encouraged her husband to die for the sake of Christ. "You stupid old woman", Maximus hurled at her, "Are you after a better husband?" She replied: "If you think that of me, give the order to have me killed now, before my husband!" Marcian also perished with Nicanor. His wife came to the place of execution, carrying their son in her arms. Marcian kissed his son and prayed: "O almighty God, do Thou take care of him!" And they were all then slain and entered into the Kingdom of Christ.

Martyr Celestine



St. Olbian, monk



June 2017
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    Saints 13 monk-martyrs and confessors of Cyprus
1
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St. Dovmont-Timothy, prince of Pskov (1299)
2
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Venerable Agapitus, abbot of Markushev (Vologda) (1578)
3
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+++ Тhe descent of the Holy Ghost - Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
4
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+++ Monday of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost Monday
5
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+++ Tuesday of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost Tuesday
6
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St. Olbian, monk
7
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Martyrs Abercius and Helen (1st c.)
8
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Venerable Therapontes, abbot of Byelozersk (1426)
9
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St. Andrew the fool-for-Christ of Constantinople (911)
10
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Hieromartyr Olbian, bishop of Aneus, and his disciples
11
fast-free
Martyr Euplos
12
water
Martyrs Eusebius and Charalampus
13
oil
Holy Martyrs Shio the New, David, Gabriel and Paul of Gareji (1696)
14
water
20,000 Martyrs with saint Erasmus (303)
15
oil
Venerable Athanasius, the wonderworker of Cilicia
16
water
Hieromartyr Ioannicus, metropolitan of Montenegro and Littoral (1945)
17
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Martyrs Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechius, Apollonius, Leonides, Arius, Gorgias, Selenias, Irenaeus, and Pambo, of Egypt (305-311)
18
oil & wine
Venerable Jonah, abbot of Klimetz (1534)
19
water
St. Sebastian the Wonderworker
20
oil
Holy Hieromartyr Tevdore of Kvelta (1609)
21
oil & wine
St. John of Shavtel-Gaenati, Georgia (13th c.)
22
oil
St. Canides, monk, of Cappadocia (460)
23
water
St. Barnabus of Basa near Limasol in Cyprus
24
oil & wine
Venerable John (Tornike) of Mt. Athos (998)
25
fish
St. Anthimus, Metropolitan of Wallachia (1716)
26
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St. Mstislav-George, prince of Novgorod (1180)
27
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Venerables Gregory and Kassian of Avnezh
28
oil & wine
St. Kaikhosro the Georgian (1612)
29
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Martyr Shalva of Akhaltsikhe (1227)
30
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