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Eutyches the Hieromartyr & Disciple of St. John the Theologian

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August 24

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Saint Eutyches was a disciple of Saint John the Theologian and a fellow laborer of the holy Apostle Paul. He preached the Gospel in many places, pulled down the idols' temples, and suffered imprisonments and many torments at the hands of the idolaters. He finally reposed in peace in deep old age in his native city of Sebastia, near Tarsus.

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Eutyches. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion in the Fourth Tone

O God-bearing Eutyches, as the Apostles' successor, and a most becoming rule and good example to bishops, thou wast also glorified with martyric glory; and thou shonest like the sun, enlightening all men, driving off the night of error. Hence, we revere thee, O godly servant of Christ.