January 4, 2019

Holy Martyrs Chrysanthos and Euphemia


To Chrysanthos.
Chrysanthos blossomed as altogether pleasant fruit,
Who appeared much mightier than gold.

To Euphemia.
The discourse of praise to Euphemia,
Clearly made her worthy of immortality.

We do not know the identity of these Holy Martyrs, but in the Synaxarion of Constantinople we are told that a church was dedicated to them in Constantinople near the Church of Saint Akakios in Kontoskalion, known today as Kumkapi, that used to be in the area where the Armenian Patriarchate is located today.