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In Asian Bithynia, the governor, Aquilinus, was ferociously persecuting Christians. He once seized three hundred and seventy Christians and took them with him in bonds to some place where there was a temple to the god Poseidon.

12 December 2021 (MIA)

Macedonian Orthodox Church Calendar

Holy Martyr Paramon and 370 others with them

In Asian Bithynia, the governor, Aquilinus, was ferociously persecuting Christians. He once seized three hundred and seventy Christians and took them with him in bonds to some place where there was a temple to the god Poseidon. Here, the wicked governor tried to force them to offer sacrifice to idols. Although he threatened with death any that refused to obey his command, not a single one of the Christians submitted to it. At that time, there passed along the road running beside the temple a respected man called Paramon. He stopped beside the group of bound men and learned what was happening, then cried out: ‘Oh, how many innocent and righteous men does this foul governor desire to slaughter because they will not bow down to his dumb and dead idols? Paramon then continued on his way, and the furious governor sent servants to kill him. They caught up with him and seized him, first piercing his tongue with a thorn and then stripping him and stabbing him all over. Holy Paramon, with prayer in his heart, gave his soul into God’s hands. After that, these three hundred and seventy martyrs, great sons of God and innocent lambs, were beheaded with the sword and thus entered into the immortal Kingdom of Christ the Lord. They suffered in the year 250.

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Santa Juana Francisca

Santa Juana Francisca Fremiot was born in Dijon, France, the 23 of January, of 1572, nine years after finalised Concilio de Trento. This way, he was destined to being one of the great saints who the Gentleman raised to defend and to renew to the Church after the chaos caused by the division of the protestants. Santa Juana was contemporary of S. Carlos Borromeo of Italy, of Sta. Teresa de Avilav and S. Juan de la Cruz of Spain, S. Juan Eudes and of its compatriots, the Cardinal of Berulle, Olier Father and his two famous spiritual directors, San Francisco de Sales and San Vicente de Paul. In the secular world, she was contemporary of Catherine de Medici, of King Luis XIII, Richelieu, Mary Stuart, Reina Isabel and Shakespeare. He died in Moulins December 13, 1641.

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