Commemorated on April 19
Paphnutios of Jerusalem was a bishop. He underwent many sufferings from the
pagans and was tortured by fire, by beasts, and finally was beheaded by the
Some suggest, that
the PriestMartyr Paphnutios was an Egyptian bishop and suffered together with
many other Egyptians, exiled to the Palestinian mines during the persecution by
relics of the priest-martyr were glorified by miracles. The kanon to him was
compiled during the Iconoclast period (pre-842). In the final ode to him is
done a petition about the aid of the priest-martyr in putting an end to the
heresy disrupting the Church.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.