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Saints

Commemorated on April 5th

Monk-Martyrs Claudius, Diodore, Victor, Victorin, and those with them

The Mandylion 4th April

Of these Martyrs, Sts Victor, Victorin, and Nicephoros were crushed to death by a large boulder St Claudios died when his arms and legs were severed; Sts Diodore and Serapion were burned alive; St Pappias was cast into the sea. According to some accounts, they contested in Corinth under Decios in 251 AD; according to others, in Diospolis in Egypt under Numerian in 284 AD.

Dismissal Hymn (Fourth Tone)

Your Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for You received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from You, our immortal God. For since they possessed Your strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' powerless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion (Second Tone)

O blessed Martyrs, as Christ's courageous soldiers you scattered the enemy principalities. Rejoicing in one spirit, you proclaimed together, "Christ is the crown of Athletes".