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Orthodox Military Saints for June June 4, 2010

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JUNE 8th THE HOLY GREAT MARTYR THEODORE STRATELATES

This saint is commemorated on February 8 and on that date his life is recounted. However, June 8 commemorates the translation of his relics from Heraklion to Euchaita. Before his martyrdom, Saint Theodore left the following instructions in his will to Varus his servant: ‘Bury my body in Euchaita on the estate of my ancestors.’ St. Anastasius of Sinai wrote about the miracle of the icon of St. Theodore: In the town of Karsat near Damascus, there was a church dedicated to St. Theodore Stratelates. When the Saracens conquered Damascus, a group of Saracens took up residence in this church with their wives and children. There was a fresco of the image of St. Theodore on the wall. One of the Saracens shot an arrow and str-uck the image of the saint in the face. At once blood flowed from the image. Soon after that, the entire group of those Saracens perished in the church. St. Anastasius said that he was personally in that church, saw the image of the saint on the wall and traces of congealed blood.

 

 JUNE 19th THE HOLY MARTYR ZOSIMUS

Zosimus was a Roman soldier during the reign of Emperor Trajan. He courageously confessed his faith in Christ the Lord for which he endured cruel tortures. In the midst of his tortures, he heard a voice from heaven saying: “Be brave Zosimus and sign yourself with the cross, I am with you!” Angels of God appeared to him in prison. After many tortures, Zosimus was beheaded in the year 116 A.D.

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