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Greatmartyr, Victory-bearer, and Wonderworker George
Greatmartyr, Victory-bearer, and Wonderworker George

The Holy Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer, was a native of Cappadocia (a district in Asia Minor), and he grew up in a deeply believing Christian family. His father was martyred for Christ when George was still a child. His mother, owning lands in Palestine, moved there with her son and raised…

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Martyr Alexandra the Empress, wife of Diocletian
Martyr Alexandra the Empress, wife of Diocletian

The Holy Empress Alexandra was the wife of Diocletian (284-305). Her supposed death was described in the Martyrdom of Saint George, which was written immediately after his death. The empress, however, received the crown of martyrdom several years later, in 314. Many events occurred during these…

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Martyrs Anatolius and Protoleon, soldiers converted by witnessing the martyrdom of Saint George
Martyrs Anatolius and Protoleon, soldiers converted by witnessing the martyrdom of Saint George

Two illustrious officials, Saints Anatolius and Protoleon, who were secretly Christians, openly confessed Christ after seeing Saint George tortured, then miraculously healed of his wounds. Immediately, and without a trial, they were beheaded with the sword by order of the emperor.

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New Martyr Lazarus of Bulgaria

The Holy New Martyr Lazarus was from Gabrovo, Bulgaria and he was born to devout and God-loving parents in 1774. At a young age he left Gabrovo and went to Soma in Asia Minor, near Pergamon, where he became a shepherd. One day while tending his sheep in the fields, he sat down to rest, and fell…

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