The Holy Martyr Nikita of Nyrosa

Commemorated on June 21

      The Holy Martyr Nikita of Nyrosa, a native of the island Nyrosa near Rhodes, as a lad was converted to Mahometanism. At the age of maturity he renounced Islam and confessed himself a Christian, for which he was beheaded by the Turks on the island of Chios in 1732.

© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.