The Church commemorates Martyr Charitina of Amisus and Hieromartyr Hermogenes the Wonderworker, Bishop of Samos.
Saint Charitina of Amisus lived in the era of severe persecution, under the reign of Emperor Diocletian. She was a slave, When she was called on to confess her faith in the Lord, she endured tortures and punishments and remained steadfast in her faith in the Savior Christ.
Hieromartyr Hermogenes the Wonderworker was born in Myra, a provincial town in Asia Minor. Later, he went to Egypt and then to Constantinople, where he was ordained bishop.
The ruler of the area ordered him to renounce Christianity. He went through horrible torture and because of his steadfastness the ruler had him beheaded.
The Christians of the region took his body, wrapped it in a sack with his vestments, and threw it into the sea in order not to be desecrated by the enemies of Christianity.
The waves brought him to Cyprus, where Christians found him and honoured him with devotion. A temple was built at the place where his relics were found, the well-known Church of Saint Hermogenes in Kourion, Cyprus.
The saints we commemorate today demonstrate to every well-meaning person that Jesus Christ is a constant supporter and shield of salvation in whatever happens to us in our daily life.
As long as we trust in His will. We should study His word in the Holy Gospel and keep our faith unadulterated through the sanctifying acts of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church.
Source: Church of Cyprus