The Hieromartyr Methodius, Bishop of Patara
(June 20)

He devoted himself from his youth to the ascetic life and, like a city set on a hill, was seen and called to the episcopate in the city of Patara in Lycia. Methodius was a learned and eloquent hierarch and wrote against the heresy of Crigen. His words, `inspired by God, illumine the whole world like lightning'. The pagans rose up against him, tortured him and beheaded him in 311, in Chalcis in Syria.

* 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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