The 9 Martyrs of Cyzicus (Kyzikos)

On the 28th April, we commemorate the memories of Thaumasius, Theognes, Rufus, Antipater, Theostichus, Artemas, Magnus, Theodotus, and Philemon. The city of Cyzicus which presently lies in ruins next to the modern town of Panormos (Bandirma) is located on the southern shore of the Marmara Sea in Asia Minor (Turkey). In its heyday it was a major centre of agriculture, ... Read More »

Holy Martyr Anastasios the Persian (22nd & 24th January)

St Anastasios the Persian Historical Context According to historical evidence, as well as the collective memory of the Church, Christianity has been present within Persia (Iran) from as early as the time of the Apostles. The reason for this, was that Persia was outside the control of the Roman Empire, and even posed a threat to it. Thus it was ... Read More »