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Saint of the Day: Sts. Floros and Lavros


When they had served their apprenticeship, the brothers had become not only master stonemasons but also deeply religious followers of Jesus Christ as well.
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Saint of the Day: St. Myron the Martyr


Myron was a native son of Patras, born in the third century to a man of considerable property, an estate which he passed to a son who did not bother to count or estimate it.
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Saint of the Day: Sts. Aniketos and Photios


As they stood in the sand of the arena praying for strength, a hungry lion was loosed in the arena. He made a charge at the praying figures, but stopped short as if held back by some unseen barrier.
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Saint of the Day: St. Laurentios


Prior to his death, this saint named Laurentios had given evidence of his scorn for the enemies of the Savior by yet another expression of his figurative humor, offensive to Rome but not to heaven.

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Saint of the Day: St. Eusignios


Thus, by order regarding a traitor, Eusignios was executed at the age of 110, going to his death still defying the emperor and praising the Lord...
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Saint of the Day: The Nativity of John the Baptist


The parents were of humble stock from the mountain regions of the province of Judah who construed the birth of their John by divine intervention as a clear link between the son of a Hebrew priest and the Son of God...
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Saint of the Day: St. Aristokles


With the increasing menace of persecution in evidence he sought to cling to his Church and its followers, to bolster the spirits of his fellow Christians whose fears grew daily as members were snatched from their ranks to be tortured and put to death.
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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. Kalliope


Saint Kalliope

The unsung heroines of early Christianity, who suffered agonizing death rather than disavow Jesus Christ, were anything but members of a weaker sex when they endured the atrocities and pain inflicted by persecutors of Christians with the same quiet courage of the bravest of men.
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Saint of the Day: Sts. Lucillianus, Claudius, and their companions


Once he had found the truth of Jesus Christ, Lucillianus rejoiced with the gratitude of a man who had stepped out of the shadows into bright daylight...
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