Thursday, July 23, 2015

Phocas the Holy Martyr, Bishop of Sinope

On July 23, we commemorate Phocas the Holy Martyr, Bishop of Sinope:

This saint was known for the many miracles he worked and for his apostolic zeal in shepherding the flock of Sinope. He contested for the Faith during the reign of the Emperor Trajan, in the year 102, when he was burned to death in a bath-house. A homily in his honour was composed by Saint John Chrysostom. The translation of his holy relics is celebrated on July 23.

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