New Martyr Theophanes at Constantinople (1559)

Commemorated on June 8

In his youth he was enticed into Islam, but he soon repented and accepted monasticism. Wishing to redeem his denial through blood, he, when he was in Constantinople, confessed himself a Christian. For that reason the Turks seized him and after the cruelest torture they burnt him on bed of iron spikes (iron lattice), in the year 1559.

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