October 3, 2021

Feast of the 24 Patron Saints of Korea

On October 3rd the Korean Orthodox Church commemorates the 24 patron saints of Korea “Protectors of Korea”. His Eminence Sotirios, first Bishop of Korea under the Ecumenical Patriarchate, accumulated the relics of 24 saints from various monasteries around the globe and are now resting in the Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration in Gapyeong, South Korea. On October 3rd these saints are commemorated with a Divine Liturgy and fellowship of the majority of Parishes in Korea and at the Monastery.

The 24 Saints are:

St. Auxentios, St. Eustratios, St. Eugenios, St. Mardarios, St. Orestes, St. George, St. Philothei of Athens, St. Theodora of Arta, St. Ignatius of Methymna, St. Silvanus of Mount Athos, St. Panagis of Kefallonia, St. Panteleimon, St. Nicholas of Myra, St. Maximos the Greek, St. Theoktiste of Methymna, St. Makarios of Egypt, St. Nektarios of Aegina, St. Katherine of Alexandria, St. Haralambos, St. Seraphim of Sarov, St. Innocent of Moscow, St. Sergius of Radonezh, St. Elizabeth of Alapayevsk, St. Peter of Murom.