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Euphemia the Great Martyr

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==Relics==
[[Image:StEuphimia-reliquary.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Relics of St. Euphemia, Patriarchal Church of St. George, Istanbul]]
Around the year 620, in the wake of the conquest of Chalcedon by the Persians under Khosrau I in the year 617, the relics of Saint Euphemia were transferred to a new church in Constantinople. There, during the persecutions of the [[Iconoclasm |Iconoclasts]], her reliquary was said to have been thrown into the sea, from which it was recovered by the ship-owning brothers Sergius and Sergonos, who belonged to the Orthodox party, and who gave it over to the local [[bishop]] who hid them in a secret [[crypt]]. The relics were afterwards taken to the Island of Lemnos, and in 796 they were returned to Constantinople. The majority of her relics are kept in the [[Patriarchal Church of Saint George (Phanar)|Patriarchal Church of St. George]], in Constantinople.
Around the year 620, in the wake of the conquest of Chalcedon by the Persians under Khosrau I in the year 617, the relics of Saint Euphemia were transferred to a new church in Constantinople. There, during the persecutions of the [[Iconoclasm |Iconoclasts]], her reliquary was said to have been thrown into the sea, from which it was recovered by the ship-owning brothers Sergius and Sergonos, who belonged to the Orthodox party, and who gave it over to the local [[bishop]] who hid them in a secret [[crypt]]. The relics were afterwards taken to the Island of Lemnos, and in 796 they were returned to Constantinople. The majority of her relics are kept in the [[Patriarchal Church of Saint George (Phanar)|Patriarchal Church of St. George]], in Constantinople.
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