The Holy Martyrs Christopher, Theonas and Antonius
(April 19)

These three were young officers under the Emperor Diocletian. When St George the Great Martyr was being tortured, they wit-nessed his sufferings and the miracles that were performed at that time. Having seen all this, they came to the Emperor, threw down their arms, removed their soldiers' belts and courageously con-fessed the name of the Lord Jesus. They were subjected to many tortures and finally thrown into the fire, where their bodies were burned while their souls ascended to the one Lord in eternal joy. They suffered in Nicomedia in 303.

* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
Four Book Edition - Translated by Mother Maria - Dates based on old church calendar.
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