The Holy Martyr Meletius Stratelates, with 1218 soldiers and their wives and children
(May 24)

Accused of the destruction of a pagan temple in the reign of the Emperor Antoninus, Meletius gave forth his holy soul nailed to a tree. Many soldiers under his command, who refused to deny Christ their Lord, suffered with him. They all died with honour in the second century, and went to the Kingdom of Christ our God.

* 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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