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[[Saint]] [[Crescens|Crescens of Myra]] the [[Martyr]] whose memory is celebrated on [[April 15]] was born into an illustrious family in Myra of Lycia. Of his own accord he confronted the pagans, imploring them to reject their futile [[idol]]s and [[worship]] the One True [[God]] who is worshipped by the [[Christian]]s.  [[Crescens|Crescens of Myra]] was arrested and brought before the authorities where he was questioned about his lineage.  To this he replied only that he was a [[Christian]].  [[Crescens|Crescens of Myra]] was offered freedom if he would offer [[sacrifice]] to the [[idol]]s but he valiantly refused.  This infuriated the ruler who ordered that he be hung up, beaten, have his flesh torn and finally thrown into a furnace where he gave up his [[soul]] for the love of [[Christ]] while his earthly body was not harmed by the flames.
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The holy, glorious and right-victorious [[Martyr]] '''Crescens of Myra''' was born into an illustrious family in Myra of Lycia.  His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[April 13]] (Slavic tradition) or [[April 15|15]] (Greek tradition).
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Of his own accord he confronted the pagans, imploring them to reject their futile [[idol]]s and [[worship]] the One True [[God]] who is worshiped by the [[Christian]]s.  St. Crescens was arrested and brought before the authorities where he was questioned about his lineage.  To this he replied only that he was a [[Christian]].  St. Crescens was offered freedom if he would offer [[sacrifice]] to the [[idol]]s but he valiantly refused.  This infuriated the ruler who ordered that he be hung up, beaten, have his flesh torn and finally thrown into a furnace where he gave up his [[soul]] for the love of [[Christ]] while his earthly body was not harmed by the flames.
  
 
==Hymn==
 
==Hymn==
[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 4)  
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[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 4) [http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=20]
 
:Thy Martyr, O Lord in his courageous contest for Thee,
 
:Thy Martyr, O Lord in his courageous contest for Thee,
 
:received the prize of the crowns of incorruption
 
:received the prize of the crowns of incorruption
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:for Thou art merciful.
 
:for Thou art merciful.
  
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==External links==
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=20 Crescens the Martyr] ([[GOARCH]])
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=101073 Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=April&day=13 The Holy Martyr Crescens] (''[[Prologue of Ohrid]]'')
  
 
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Revision as of 14:29, April 16, 2008

The holy, glorious and right-victorious Martyr Crescens of Myra was born into an illustrious family in Myra of Lycia. His feast day is celebrated on April 13 (Slavic tradition) or 15 (Greek tradition).

Of his own accord he confronted the pagans, imploring them to reject their futile idols and worship the One True God who is worshiped by the Christians. St. Crescens was arrested and brought before the authorities where he was questioned about his lineage. To this he replied only that he was a Christian. St. Crescens was offered freedom if he would offer sacrifice to the idols but he valiantly refused. This infuriated the ruler who ordered that he be hung up, beaten, have his flesh torn and finally thrown into a furnace where he gave up his soul for the love of Christ while his earthly body was not harmed by the flames.

Hymn

Troparion (Tone 4) [1]

Thy Martyr, O Lord in his courageous contest for Thee,
received the prize of the crowns of incorruption
and life from Thee O Immortal God
For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants
and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumtion.
O Christ, God, by his prayers, save our souls
for Thou art merciful.

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