September 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Today we celebrate the Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
The Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Sabbatius and Dorymedon suffered for Christ during the reign of the Roman emperor Probus (276-282). A pagan festival was being celebrated in the city of Antioch. Sacrificial offerings were brought, the wine was poured, and vile acts were performed. The Christians Trophimus and Sabbatius arrived in the city just as the festival was taking place, and were saddened by this loud and indecent spectacle. They prayed that the Lord would guide the errant on the way of salvation. As they said this, the idolaters noticed their presence. Seeing that the strangers did not worship the idols, they arrested them and took them to the governor…read more at:https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2021/09/19/102664-martyrs-trophimus-sabbatius-and-dorymedon-of-synnada