Thursday, January 31, 2008

From the Menaion - 31 January


On 31 January, we commemorate the holy martyrs, the monyless wonderworkers Cyrus and John, the holy martyred woman Athanasia and her daughters, the virgins Theodota, Theoctista, and Eudoxia.

Together they experienced the blow of the sword; together they work miracles: Cyrus and John! Under the same sword, a wondrous mother and her three daughters died for their God and Father. At the hands of the execution, the iron cut short the life of Cyrus and John on the thirty-first of January.

By their holy prayers, O our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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