The Priest Martyr Kyriakos, Patriarch of Jerusalem
Commemorated on October 28
The Priest Martyr Kyriakos,
Patriarch of Jerusalem, was that selfsame Jew, who pointed out to the holy
Empress Helen the place where the Life-Creating Cross of Christ lay buried
(vide 14 September). Being present at the discovery of the Cross, Kyriakos
(before Baptism he had the name Jude) sincerely came to believe in Christ –
the True God, and he became a Christian. Kyriakos later because of his pure and
virtuous life was chosen and elevated to be Patriarch of Jerusalem.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.