Friday, August 24, 2018

Synaxarion of the Holy Martyr Tation of Claudiopolis


Verses

The length of measure you were dragged was very much,
In Eden you received an immeasurable length Tation.

This blessed one was from a place called Mantinea, which is under the Metropolis of Claudiopolis, found in Erdelia, in the eparchy of Onoriados. After being apprehended by the Greeks for his reverence towards Christ, he was made to stand before the governor Urban in the aforementioned Claudiopolis. He was interrogated by him, and confessing himself to be a Christian, he was imprisoned.

Again he was interrogated, and remaining firm in his faith in Christ, he was beaten with wooden clubs and torn with iron claws. After this he was dragged along the ground, and when he arrived at the gate of the city, he sealed himself with the sign of the honorable Cross. Having therefore heard a divine voice from above, that evangelized concerning the good things above that were prepared for him in the heavens, he delivered his soul into the hands of God, from whom he also received the crown of the contest.


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