The Holy Martyr Themistokles
Commemorated on December 21
The Holy Martyr Themistokles lived in the city of Lycian Myra during the reign of the persecutor of Christians, Decius (249-251). Themistokles was a shepherd. During the time of persecution he concealed within his home a certain Christian named Dioskorides, while he himself went out to the pursuers. They tortured him cruelly, and he accepted a martyr's crown for Christ in the year 251.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.