Emilian the Confessor

08-08-2015 All day
Repeat every year in August on the same day until 08-08-2019

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

transfigurationApolytikion of Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Grave Tone

You were transfigured on the Mount, Christ God revealing Your glory to Your disciples, insofar as they could comprehend. Illuminate us sinners also with Your everlasting light, through the intercessions of the Theotokos. Giver of light, glory to You.


Emilian the Confessor and Bishop of Cyzikos

This Saint was one of the illustrious Orthodox Bishops called to Constantinople by the holy Patriarch Nicephorus to defend the veneration of the holy icons against Leo the Armenian (see Mar. 8). Saint Emilian was sent into exile by Leo about the year 815, and gave up his soul to the Lord amidst many afflictions and sufferings for the sake of his confession.


We Also Celebrate Today:

Our Holy Father Myronus the Wonderworker, Bishop of Crete
Holy New Martyrs Triantaphillus of Zagoras and Anastasius of Thessolonica
Gregory of Sinai and Mount Athos
Anastatios the Martyr from Bulgaria