St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

17 / 30 August

The Holy Martyr Myron of Cyzicus

He was a priest in Achaia, of rich and eminent parents, by nature kind and meek, and loving towards God and man. In the time of the Emperor Decius, on the Feast of the Nativity itself, pagans rushed into the church, dragged Myron away from the service and put him to torture. While he was being tortured by fire, an angel appeared to him and strengthened him. They then cut off his skin in strips from head to foot. The martyr took one of these strips and, with it, struck the torturer on the face. The torturer, as though possessed, took a sword and killed himself. Myron was finally taken to the town of Cyzicus and there killed with the sword, in 250..

On the same day: The Holy Martyr Patroclus; Our Holy Father Elias of Calabria; Our Holy Father Olympius the Iconographer of the Kiev Caves

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