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Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates were brought forth; they confessed and were beheaded. Throughout the many tortures, St. Panteleimon remained untouched. Enraged, Maximian ordered that St. Panteleimon be beheaded. The soldiers took him to an olive tree, but when they struck him while he was praying, the sword melted like wax. After he finished his prayer, "a Voice was heard from Heaven, calling the [[passion-bearer]] by his new name and summoning him to the heavenly Kingdom."{{ref|1}} He instructed the soldiers to rise from their knees where they had fallen in fear and to complete the execution. After they followed his instruction, the olive tree became covered with fruit.
Although his body was thrown into a fire, it came out unharmed and was buried by Christians. Some of his [[relics]] may be found at the [[Putna Monastery (Bucovina, Romania)]], as well as in the Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Constanţa, Romania; his head is located on the island of Andros at [[Stthe Panachrantos monastery. Panteleimon's Monastery (Athos)]].
"St. Panteleimon is invoked in the prayers at the blessing of water and the blessing of oil, together with St. Hermolaus and the other unmercenaries and [[wonder-worker]]s."{{ref|2}} There is an [[Akathist]] hymn in his honor.
==See also==
* [[Panachrantos Monastery (Andros)]] which houses the sacred skull of St. Panteleimon.

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