Monday, October 29, 2018

Holy New Hieromartyr Athanasios of Sparta in Attaleia (+ 1653)

Holy New Hieromartyr Athanasios of Sparta in Attaleia (Feast Day - October 29)

Verses

By death receive immortality,
Athanasios the glory of priests.

The Holy New Hieromartyr Athanasios of Sparta in Attaleia (mod. Antalya) was a priest and martyred in Mudanya in the year 1653. No other details are known of his life. A Canon was composed in his honor by Meletios Syrigos, according to Saint Nikodemos in his New Martyrology.


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