Sun, Sep 03|
St. John the Baptist GOC
Orthros & Divine Liturgy – 13th Sunday of Matthew
On this day we celebrate the memory of Anthimos of Nicomedia and Theoctistus and Euthymius.
Time & Location
Sep 03, 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM
St. John the Baptist GOC, 5300 El Camino Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA
About The Event
After the death of the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia, their Bishop Anthimus fled to a certain village to care for his remaining flock. The Emperor Maximian sent men in search of him. When they found him, he promised to show Anthimus to them, but first took them in as guests, fed them, and only then made himself known to them. Amazed at his kindness, the soldiers promised him to tell Maximian that they had not found him. But Anthimus went willingly with them, and converting them by his admonitions, baptized them on the way. He boldly confessed his Faith before Maximian, and after frightful tortures was beheaded in the year 303 or 304.