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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Synaxarion of the Holy Martyrs and Sisters Euodou, Kallisti and Hermogenes

Sts. Euodou, Kallisti and Hermogenes (Feast Day - September 1)

Verses

Death found Kallisti to be beautiful,
Her two sisters likewise decapitated were beautiful.

These Saints were sisters according to the flesh. They were of Greek ancestry during the time when the Apostles were preaching, and having believed in Christ they were born again through Holy Baptism. As Christians an accusation was brought against them to the ruler of the land. Standing before him, they showed nobility, and the brave-mindedness of their souls, by confessing Christ. They were therefore condemned to receive death by the sword. In this way they completed the path of martyrdom, and ascended as crown-bearers into the heavens.


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