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Ex Hagarene Saints

NEOMARTYR CONSTANTINE THE TURKISH HAGARENE APOSTATE

Neomrtyr Constantine the Turkish Hagarene Apostate

(Commemorated on 2nd of June) What we know of Saint Constantine’s early life are only a few brief facts, since fellow family members and Ottoman Christians at the time of his martyrdom, hesitated to speak about his very public confession which stirred much ill-will amongst Ottoman Hagarenes (Muslims) and Ottoman civil authorities. His own family from what research seems to ... Read More »

SAINT AHMED THE CALLIGRAPHER

Saint Ahmed the Calligrapher

(Commemorated on 3rd May and the 24th December) Saint Ahmed (or Ahmet) Kalphas came from a Muslim family in Constantinople, and was raised as a devout Muslim. He worked as a secretary (deftedar) in the office of the Chief Secretary of the Ottoman Empire, that is in Ottoman terms, within the Sultan’s Chancellery as Scribe of the Second Rank. Thus ... Read More »