Evagrius of Anazarbus in Cilicia, martyr

Dates of commemoration

Feb 18
(Church calendar - Feb 5)


Saint Evagrius lived in the city of Anazarbus (Asia Minor) during the reign of the Roman emperors Diocletian (284-305) and Maximian (305-311). The prefect of the city, Pelagius, was a very cruel man. His servants sought out Christians throughout the entire region and brought them to trial, where which the imperial edict was read to them, and they were ordered to worship idols.

After eeing the miracles which took place as Saint Theodula was being tortured, many people believed in Christ, among whom were the respected citizens Macarius and Evagrius. The pagans continued to torture Christians. They heated an oven and threw Saint Theodula, Macarius, Evagrius and many other Christians into it. They all suffered martyrdom, and were translated into life immortal.



Holy relic type

unless specified otherwise below, "holy relic" means a fragment of a bone of the saint

Holy relic

Location of the holy relic in the Cathedral:

North kliros, reliquary #2


Tone 4
Your holy martyr Evagrius, O Lord, / through his suffering has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!


Общий кондак мученику, глас 2:
Звезда светлая явился еси, / непрелестная мирови, / Солнца Христа возвещающи, / зарями Твоими, страстотерпче (имярек), / и прелесть погасил еси всю, / нам же подаеши свет, / моляся непрестанно о всех нас.

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