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September 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
This is the Leavetaking of the Nativity of the Theotokos.
We also commemorate the Hieromartyr Autonomus.
The Hieromartyr Autonomus was a bishop in Italy. During the time of the persecution against Christians under the emperor Diocletian (284-305), Saint Autonomus left his own country and resettled in Bithynia, in the locality of Soreus with a man named Cornelius. Saint Autonomus did his apostolic duty with zeal and converted to Christ so many pagans, that a large Church was formed, for which he consecrated a temple in the name of the Archangel Michael. For this church, the saint at first ordained Cornelius as deacon, and then presbyter. Preaching about Christ, Saint Autonomus visited also Lykaonia and Isauria…the rest of the article is at:https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2021/09/12/102585-hieromartyr-autonomus-bishop-in-italy