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The Holy [[New Martyrs|New Martyr]] '''John Naukliros''' ("the Shipmaster/Skipper") (Greek: ''' ''Ιωάννης ο Ναύκληρος'' ''') suffered a psychological sickness. One time, when he was found in an unconscious state, the Turks made over him the rite of conversion to their religion. Coming to his senses, the saint angrily threw from his head the symbol of Islam -- the turban. He bitterly bewailed the indignity that had occurred and continued to live as a Christian. The Turks then threw the martyr into prison. Neither lecturings, nor beatings, nor threats could bend the will of the [[saint]], and he repeatedly replied: ''"I believe in the Lord [[Jesus Christ]] and I refuse your faith".'' After many torments they burnt the martyr alive on the island of [[w:Kos|Kôs]] on [[April 8]] 1669.
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The Holy [[New Martyrs|New Martyr]] '''John Naukliros''' ("the Shipmaster/Skipper") (Greek: ''' ''Ιωάννης ο Ναύκληρος'' ''') was an Orthodox Christian during the seventeenth century who was martyred by [[Muslim]] Turks after he rejected their subjecting him to [[Islam]]ic conversion rites while he was unconscious. His [[feast day]] is [[April 8]].  
  
A service to the new martyr John Naukliros was composed by the Athonite Monk Gerasimos Mikragiannanitis (1905-1991), the late great contemporary hymnographer who has been honoured by the Ecumenical Patriachate with the title of ''«Hymnographer of the Great Church of Christ».''
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The [[martyr]] John suffered a psychological sickness. One time, when he was found in an unconscious state, some Turks performed over him the rite of conversion to their religion. After he came to his senses and found he was wearing a turban, he angrily tore the symbol of Islam from his head. He bitterly bewailed the indignity that had occurred and continued to live as a Christian. The Turks however threw him into prison as being an apostate. Neither lectures, beatings, nor threats bent his will, as John repeatedly asserted: ''"I believe in the Lord [[Jesus Christ]], and I refuse your faith".'' After suffering many torments they burned the martyr alive on the island of [[w:Kos|Kôs]] on [[April 8]], 1669.
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A service to the new martyr John Naukliros was composed by the Athonite Monk Gerasimos Mikragiannanitis (1905-1991), the late contemporary hymnographer who has been honoured by the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the title of ''Hymnographer of the Great Church of Christ''.
  
 
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
* [http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20021019083649/http://www.oca.org/pages/orth_chri/Feasts-and-Saints/April/Apr-08.html#john OCA saints pages version 2002]
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*[http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20021019083649/http://www.oca.org/pages/orth_chri/Feasts-and-Saints/April/Apr-08.html#john OCA saints pages version 2002]
* [http://www.saint.gr/210/saint.aspx Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής :: Άγιος Ιωάννης ο Ναύκληρος]
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*[http://www.saint.gr/210/saint.aspx Ορθόδοξος Συναξαριστής :: Άγιος Ιωάννης ο Ναύκληρος]
 
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The Holy New Martyr John Naukliros ("the Shipmaster/Skipper") (Greek: Ιωάννης ο Ναύκληρος ) was an Orthodox Christian during the seventeenth century who was martyred by Muslim Turks after he rejected their subjecting him to Islamic conversion rites while he was unconscious. His feast day is April 8.

The martyr John suffered a psychological sickness. One time, when he was found in an unconscious state, some Turks performed over him the rite of conversion to their religion. After he came to his senses and found he was wearing a turban, he angrily tore the symbol of Islam from his head. He bitterly bewailed the indignity that had occurred and continued to live as a Christian. The Turks however threw him into prison as being an apostate. Neither lectures, beatings, nor threats bent his will, as John repeatedly asserted: "I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and I refuse your faith". After suffering many torments they burned the martyr alive on the island of Kôs on April 8, 1669.

A service to the new martyr John Naukliros was composed by the Athonite Monk Gerasimos Mikragiannanitis (1905-1991), the late contemporary hymnographer who has been honoured by the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the title of Hymnographer of the Great Church of Christ.

Hymn

English (translation)
Cruising the seas in the fire of life,
Naukliros arrived at calm ports.

Greek
Πλεύσας θάλασσαν εν πυρί την του βίου,
Nαύκληρ’ έφθασας εις γαληνούς λιμένας.

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