Sunday, February 14, 2016

Saint Philemon, Bishop of Gaza

On the 14th of February, the Holy Church commemorates the Holy Hieromartyr Philemon, Bishop of Gaza, who was cast into the midst of a fiery furnace.


I Philemon was present in the furnace,
And my testimony was inscribed when I was called to the heavens.

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Like the Apostles you were zealous for glory Philemon,
And by dying for Christ you were made worthy.

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