Acepsimus, Joseph, and Aeithalas

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Rem. Category:Church Fathers from this -- the Fathers are usually major writers of theology. Do these men qualify?)
Line 53: Line 53:
*[ Acepsimas of Hnaita] from the site of Saint Patrick's Church in Washington, DC ([[Roman Catholic Church|Catholic]])
*[ Acepsimas of Hnaita] from the site of Saint Patrick's Church in Washington, DC ([[Roman Catholic Church|Catholic]])
[[Category:Church Fathers]]

Revision as of 21:11, February 26, 2005

The holy, glorious and right-victorious Martyrs Acepsimus, Bishop of Naeson; Joseph the Presbyter; and Aeithalas the Deacon were Christians living in Persia at the time of Shapur II. The Orthodox Church commemorates them together on November 3, but Aeithalas is sometimes also remembered on September 1.



Bishop Acepsimus was well-known for spreading the Christian faith. After King Shapur began his persecution of Christians in Persia, Acepsimus was siezed along with Joseph and Aeithalas. Having endured cruel imprisonment for three years, Acepsimus was beheaded, and his companions stoned to death.

This article or section is a stub (i.e., in need of additional material). You can help OrthodoxWiki by expanding it.


Troparion (Third Tone)

You were pillars of the Church, O servants of godliness,
and you humbled the proud worshippers of fire.
Much afflicted hierarch Akepsimas, Joseph the presbyter and Aethalas the deacon,
pray to Christ our God
to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion (Second Tone)

You celebrated the mysteries blamelessly, O wise one,
and became yourself an acceptable sacrifice, O divinely blessed one!
You gloriously drank of the cup of Christ, Holy Akepsimas.
Together with your fellow sufferers you are praying unceasingly to Christ God for us all.

Apolytikion (Fourth Tone)

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee
received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God.
For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption.
O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Kontakion (Second Tone)

The Myst'ries of Christ thou ven'rably didst celebrate,
becoming thyself a sacrifice that He received;
for the cup of Christ thou drankest in glory, O wise Acepsimas,
with thy fellow athletes, O Saint,
and ceaselessly prayest Christ for all of us.

Alternate spellings

Acepsimus: Acepsimas, Acepsimos, Akepsimas, Akepsimos, Akepsimus
Aeithalas: Aethalas, Aithalas, Aithilahas, Haifal, Haiphal

See also

  • Symeon the Holy Martyr of Persia

External Links and Sources

Personal tools

Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. FAQs