December 29, 2010

Commemoration of All Christians Who Died from Starvation, Thirst, Cold and the Sword

Approximate site of the Church of Panagia Chalkoprateia

On the 29th of December, the Holy Church commemorates ALL CHRISTIANS who died from starvation, thirst, or the cold, or were put to death by the sword. Their Synaxis was celebrated in the august Church of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos of Chalkoprateia, west of Hagia Sophia, wherein is kept the holy Soros.


Save us all from mortal wounds O Savior,
By these are your all-wise judgements rendered.