Monday, March 03, 2008

From the Menaion - 3 March


On 3 March, we commemorate the holy martyrs Eutropios, Cleonicos and Basiliscos.

Blessed in imitating His final hours, Eutropios follows Christ step by step, even to His death on a cross. Hanging on a tree, the illustrious Cleonicos carries off the victory over his evil judge. Basiliscos, a captive whom we consider to be a conqueror, broke the bonds of his body, and was thus freed from two prisons. On the third day of March, for love of Christ, the Lover of Mankind, the holy martyr Eutropios ended his life on a cross.

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

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