The Holy and Glorious Hieromartyr Athenogenes of Heracleopolis and his disciples suffered for their faith in the Lord. Their memory is commemorated on July 16.
Hieromartyr Athenogenes and his Ten Disciples suffered for Christ during the persecution of Christians in the city of Sebastea in Cappadocia. The governor Philomachos arranged a large festival in honor of the pagan gods and called upon the citizens of Sebastea to offer sacrifices to the idols. Most of the inhabitants of Sebastea were Christians, and refused to participate in the impious celebration. Soldiers were ordered to kill those who resisted, and so many Christians received a martyr’s crown.
Bishop Athenogenes was arrested when he came to Sebastea to inform the judge th… Go to person page >
Display Title: O Joyous Light of GloryFirst Line: Now as we come to the setting of the sunTune Title: JOYEUSE LUMIEREAuthor: Mepkin Abbey ; AthenogenesScripture: Psalm 141:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 13:15; 1 John 5:6-12Date: 2013Subject: Daily Prayer | Evening; Time |Source: Phos Hilaron