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At an age when most young men were applying themselves to the acquisition of material wealth and standing, Euthymios gave himself over completely to the service of Jesus Christ and was ordained a priest by his mentor of many years.
Damaskenos was offered life if he would renounce Christ and become a Muslim. He refused and gave his life for Christ on January 16, 1771. As a postscript, a party celebrating his death with a cruise on the Danube was drowned when the craft capsized in high winds.