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Saint of the Day: St. Eusebios of Samosata

When Eusebios refused to comply, Constantios threatened to cut off the right hand of the vernerable bishop of Samosata. Eusebios replied that the emperor could sever both of his hands, but he would never surrender the sacred acts of the synod...
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Saint of the Day: St. Tychon of Cyprus


One evening Tychon could bear no more, and in a burst of pity, gave away every loaf of bread that had been baked during the day, after which he prayed for forgiveness for having taken undue advantage of his father...
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Saint of the Day: St. Eutychios


...Eutychios applied himself to a complete unification of the Church and a mutual respect as well as understanding of those fragments, which from time to time would seek to assert their dogmatic will over the majority who clung to the traditions established in the first five hundred years of Christianity.
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Saint of the Day: St. Akakios, Bishop of Melitene


Inevitably Akakios, who enjoyed wide acclaim as a spiritual leader among the Christian community, became bothersome to the pagan authorities.
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Saint of the Day: St. Leo, Bishop of Rome


A man of considerable influence while still a deacon, St. Leo had advanced to archdeacon when he was the unanimous choice to become bishop of Rome, oddly enough in absentia...
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Saint of the Day: St. Maruthas


Physician, diplomat, scholar and, above all, theologian, St. Maruthas was a man for all seasons and a man for all reasons, the most noble being his dedication to the service of Jesus Christ, expressing the will of God and man in various ways.

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Saint of the Day: St. Gregory the Theologian


Of the twenty centuries since the birth of Christ, no single century has had crowded into it so many great events as the fourth century, which witnessed a fragmented Christendom of God. Were it not for the efforts of such men, Christianity would not have become the spiritual haven of mankind it is today.

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Saint of the Day: St. Ambrose of Milan


The feastday of a saint is customarily observed on the day of his death, the day on which his spirit ascends into heaven, but an exception to this rule is St. Ambrose of Milan, whose feastday is observed on the day he was consecrated a bishop because that event also was an unprecedented departure from customary procedure...

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Saint of the Day: St. Kodratos


Granted a private hearing, Kodratos addressed himself to the pagan Hadrian, pleading for the cessation of the ongoing persecutions with such persuasiveness and compassion that the emperor ordered a halt to the senseless killings...
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Saint of the Day: St. Peter (and St. Paul)


Brought to Jesus by his brother Andrew, a fisherman like himself, Peter forthwith acknowledged the Master and undertook a lifetime of casting his fisherman’s nets for the sake of Jesus Christ
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