Saints of Crete

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Antonius Abt, Icon from Crete, Preveli Monastery, known as Monastery of Saint John the Theologian. The oldest date related to the monastery is 1594, and it is engraved on a bell of the monastery.There are strong indications that the first core of the Monastery was organized on the area of the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist or Kato Monastiri (the lower monastery), during the II Byzantine period of Crete, around the 10th or the beginning of the 11th century.

Antonius Abt, Icon from Crete, Preveli Monastery, known as Monastery of Saint John the Theologian. The oldest date related to the monastery is 1594, and it is engraved on a bell of the monastery.There are strong indications that the first core of the Monastery was organized on the area of the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist or Kato Monastiri (the lower monastery), during the II Byzantine period of Crete, around the 10th or the beginning of the 11th century.

St. Manuel the New Martyr of Crete by Alexandra Kaouki of Crete - March 15

St. Manuel the New Martyr of Crete by Alexandra Kaouki of Crete - March 15

Son of wealthy pagans, Saint Titus Apostle of the Seventy went to Jerusalem to hear the Lord preach. He witnessed the Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ and was baptized by Holy Apostle Paul. Titus accompanied him and was later ordained first Bishop of Crete. His prayers shattered idol statues and temples and converted many. He died peacefully at age 97. At the time of his death, his face shone like the sun. (Aug 25)

Son of wealthy pagans, Saint Titus Apostle of the Seventy went to Jerusalem to hear the Lord preach. He witnessed the Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ and was baptized by Holy Apostle Paul. Titus accompanied him and was later ordained first Bishop of Crete. His prayers shattered idol statues and temples and converted many. He died peacefully at age 97. At the time of his death, his face shone like the sun. (Aug 25)

Holy Disciple Carpus of the 70 was a companion of Holy Apostle Paul. In the 2nd Epistle to Timothy, Paul mentions he left a phelon and books in Carpus' house in Troias. The apostle made him bishop of Thracian Bereia, after which Carpus preached in Crete. There he met Saint Dionysios the Areopagite (Oct 3), who recorded Carpus' miraculous vision (link). Disciple Carpus either died peacefully in Bereia or martyred during the time of emperor Nero. (May 26)

Holy Disciple Carpus of the 70 was a companion of Holy Apostle Paul. In the 2nd Epistle to Timothy, Paul mentions he left a phelon and books in Carpus' house in Troias. The apostle made him bishop of Thracian Bereia, after which Carpus preached in Crete. There he met Saint Dionysios the Areopagite (Oct 3), who recorded Carpus' miraculous vision (link). Disciple Carpus either died peacefully in Bereia or martyred during the time of emperor Nero. (May 26)

Emmanuel Tzanes, 1610-1690, The Ten Holy Martyrs of Crete

Emmanuel Tzanes, 1610-1690, The Ten Holy Martyrs of Crete

Saint George the Chozebite was born on the island of Cyprus toward the end of the sixth century. After the death of his parents, he went to Palestine to worship at the holy places. Here he entered into the monastic community of Chozeba between the River Jordan and Jerusalem(Wadi Qelt), and he later became head of this monastery. St George presented the monks example in fasting, vigil and physical efforts. Having lived as an angel upon the earth, he died in peace.

Saint George the Chozebite was born on the island of Cyprus toward the end of the sixth century. After the death of his parents, he went to Palestine to worship at the holy places. Here he entered into the monastic community of Chozeba between the River Jordan and Jerusalem(Wadi Qelt), and he later became head of this monastery. St George presented the monks example in fasting, vigil and physical efforts. Having lived as an angel upon the earth, he died in peace.

St. Claudia of Amisus & St. Myron the Newmartyr of Crete Feast day: 20th…

St. Claudia of Amisus & St. Myron the Newmartyr of Crete Feast day: 20th…

MYSTAGOGY: Holy New Martyr Manuel of Sphakia, Crete (+ 1792)

MYSTAGOGY: Holy New Martyr Manuel of Sphakia, Crete (+ 1792)

10 Martyrs of Crete: Contested for piety's sake during the reign of Decius, 250AD. Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, and Eunician were from Gortynia, the capital; Zoticus was from Knossos; Agathopus, from the port city of Panormus; Basilides, from Cydonia; Evarestus and Pompey, from Heraklion. Haled before the Governor as Christians, they were subjected to torments for 30 days, being scourged, racked, dragged upon the ground through dung heaps, stoned, spit upon...later all were…

10 Martyrs of Crete: Contested for piety's sake during the reign of Decius, 250AD. Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, and Eunician were from Gortynia, the capital; Zoticus was from Knossos; Agathopus, from the port city of Panormus; Basilides, from Cydonia; Evarestus and Pompey, from Heraklion. Haled before the Governor as Christians, they were subjected to torments for 30 days, being scourged, racked, dragged upon the ground through dung heaps, stoned, spit upon...later all were…

St. Myron of Crete, Greek, c. 1900; Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

St. Myron of Crete, Greek, c. 1900; Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA


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