Sat, Jul 11


Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Ch

Divine Liturgy for St. Euphemia the Great Martyr

Saint Euphemia lived in the 3rd century AD. She was the daughter of pious parents and was born in Chalcedon, located across the Bosporus from the city of Byzantium. From her youth she dedicated her life to Christ and was martyred for her faith in the year 304 in the persecution of Diocletian.

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Divine Liturgy for St. Euphemia the Great Martyr

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2020, 9:00 AM

Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Ch, 5300 El Camino Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA

About The Event

In 451, during the reign of the Sovereigns Marcian and Pulcheria, the Fourth Ecumenical Council was convoked in Chalcedon against Eutyches and those of like mind with him. After much debate, the Fathers who were the defenders of Orthodoxy, being 630 in number, agreed among themselves and with those who were of contrary mind, to write their respective definitions of faith in separate books, and to ask God to confirm the truth in this matter. When they had prepared these texts, they placed the two tomes in the case that held Saint Euphemia's relics, sealed it, and departed. After three days of night-long supplications, they opened the reliquary in the presence of the Emperor, and found the tome of the heretics under the feet of the Martyr, and that of the Orthodox in her right hand. (For her life, see Sept. 16.)

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