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Inevitably Akakios, who enjoyed wide acclaim as a spiritual leader among the Christian community, became bothersome to the pagan authorities.
Although the title “Illuminator” distinguished the Gregory who is presently our subject, he was not so called just for the sake of avoiding confusion in names. He was called the “Illuminator” because he was a beacon of Christianity that brought the light of Jesus Christ to an entire nation.
Not only did these forty young men accept Christ as their Savior on their own initiative, but they did so with the full knowledge that in so doing they ran a considerable risk to their personal safety.