April 30, 2017

Synaxis of All Saints of Thessaloniki

On the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers, the Church celebrates the memory of all the Saints associated with the city of Thessaloniki.

In the detailed icon above of All Saints of Thessaloniki, depicted at the center of all the many Saints is the patron of the city, St. Demetrios, and the enlightener of the city, St. Paul.

"You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory." - 1 Thessalonians 2:10-12

For studies on the 151 feasts of Saints associated with Thessaloniki, see here.

A church dedicated to All the Saints of Thessaloniki is located at the Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki.