The PriestMartyr Parthenios III, Patriarch of Constantinople,

Commemorated on March 24

      The PriestMartyr Parthenios III, Patriarch of Constantinople, guided the Church in the years 1656-1657. He was accused of state treason and tortured for his refusal to accept Islam. The saint died on Lazarus Saturday in 1657.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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