The Holy Martyr Theoktyrist (Theostyriktos), Hegumen of the Pelikiote monastery

Commemorated on February 29

      The Holy Martyr Theoktyrist (Theostyriktos), Hegumen of the Pelikiote monastery, suffered for icon veneration under the impious emperor Constantine Copronymos (741-775). Together with him, subjected to tortures were Saint Stephen the New (Comm. 28 November) and other pious monks. Saint Theoktyrist was burnt with boiling tar.
      The holy martyr is known as a spiritual writer and the author of a canon to the Mother of God "Sustaint in Many Misfortunes".

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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