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Eumenius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gortynia

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September 18

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This Saint took up the monastic life from his youth, and later became Bishop of Gortynia in Crete. He travelled to Rome, and to Thebes in Upper Egypt, where through his prayers he ended a drought; there also, after working many miracles, he reposed in deep old age. His holy relics were returned to Gortynia and buried at the place called Raxos.

Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

You are a guide of Orthodoxy, a teacher of piety and modesty, a luminary of the world, the God inspired pride of monastics. O wise Eumenius, you have enlightened everyone by your teachings. You are the harp of the Spirit. Intercede to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.

Kontakion in the Second Tone

Illumined with light from God on high, O blessed one, thou shinest on us, who lovingly acclaim with hymns thy most holy glorious and august repose, O Eumenius; for thou ever prayest for us, O Father, thou faithful Hierarch of the Lord.