13/01/2021 13/01/2021 The Church today venerates the memory of the Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus. These saints contested for piety’s sake during the reign of Licinius, in the year 314.   Reading Saints Hermylus and Stratonicus contested for piety’s sake during the reign of Licinius, in the year 314. Saint Hermylus was a deacon, and Stratonicus was...
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Feast day of Holy Martyrs Hermylus & Stratonicus

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Feast day of Holy Martyrs Hermylus & Stratonicus

The Church today venerates the memory of the Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus.

These saints contested for piety’s sake during the reign of Licinius, in the year 314.

 

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Saints Hermylus and Stratonicus contested for piety’s sake during the reign of Licinius, in the year 314. Saint Hermylus was a deacon, and Stratonicus was his friend. For his confession of Christ, Hermylus was beaten so fiercely that his whole body was covered with wounds. Stratonicus, seeing him endure this and other torments that left him half dead, wept with grief for his friend. From this he was discovered to be a Christian, and when he had openly professed his Faith and had been beaten, he and Hermylus were cast into the Danube River, receiving the crown of martyrdom.

 

Apolytikion of The Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus

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Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

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