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Saints and Feasts of October 21

Monday, October 21, 2019

Holy Newly-Appeared Martyrs Andrew, Stephen, Paul and Peter

Sts. Andrew, Stephen, Paul and Peter the Martyrs (Feast Day - October 21)


You had three crowned with you O Stephen,
Who contested with you by the same sword.

The Holy Newly-Appeared Martyrs Andrew, Stephen, Paul and Peter met their end by the sword.

Holy Venerable Martyr Zacharias

St. Zacharias the Venerable Martyr (Feast Day - October 21)


On the path to the sea Zacharias sang psalms,
By traversing this path you attained Heaven.

The Holy Venerable Martyr Zacharias met his end in the sea by drowning.*


* There is another Zacharias who died as a martyr by drowning in the sea commemorated on October 22nd, however there he is simply called a martyr while here he is a venerable martyr, and they both have different iambic verses. They are probably the same person, though St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite says there are enough differences to indicate they are different people.

Holy Venerable Martyr Eukrates

St. Eukrates the Venerable Martyr (Feast Day - October 21)


Before the blood from your neck was the shedding of your tears,
They mixed together to be a tempered mix O blessed one.

The Holy Venerable Martyr Eukrates (or Eukratos) met his end by the sword.

Venerable Baruch

Venerable Baruch (Feast Day - October 21)


Baruch the divine left behind the burden of dwellings,
There he now dwells in a place of green pastures.

Venerable Baruch met his end in peace.

Holy Martyr Azes

St. Azes the Martyr (Feast Day - October 21)


Azes lived a true life that knows no end,
Even though he died in the flames.

The Holy Martyr Azes met his end by fire.

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