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Saints

Commemorated on February 14th

Auxentios The Righteous

Christ icon 14 Feb

St Auxentios, who was from the East, lived during the reign of St Theodosios the Younger. In 442 AD, St Auxentios enlisted in the Fourth Military Company of the Imperial Guard. Afterwards, he became a monk on a certain mountain in Bithynia (which later took his name), not far from Chalcedon. On becoming the Archimandrite of the monastics gathered there, and proving himself most enduring in asceticism and most Orthodox in his faith, he reposed during the reign of the Emperor Leo the Great of Thrace, who reigned from 457 to 474 AD.

Dismissal Hymn

You proved to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Auxentios, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer you obtained heavenly gifts, and you healed the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to you with faith. Glory to Him that has given you strength. Glory to Him that has crowned you. Glory to Him that works healing for all through you.

Kontakion

Since you took great delight in abstinence, O godly minded one, and since you bridled the desires of the flesh, you ever increased in faith; and you blossomed forth like the tree in the midst of Paradise, O most sacred Father Auxentios.