The Church commemorates Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, Hieromartyr Philoumenos, who lived in the 3rd century in Lycaonia, and the Hieromartyr Philoumenos of Cyprus, who was martyred inside the crypt housing Jacob’s Well in 1979 and was canonized in 2009.
The Church also commemorates Martyrs Paramon and 370 others who were martyred with him in the middle of the 3rd century during the great persecution of Emperor Decius.
Saint Paramon and the other martyrs had been arrested and were being held near the Tigris River. The pagan governor Aquianus ordered the prisoners to offer sacrifice to the idols during the festivities held in honor of the Egyptian goddess Isis.
Due to the denial to worship the idols and the confession of their faith in Christ, Aquianus ordered the soldiers to slaughter them. In this way, they received the wreath of martyrdom.
In 1979 in Samaria, Palestine, at the shrine of Jacob, Hieromonk Philoumenos, who came from Orounta, Cyprus, was slaughtered by a heterodox fanatic visitor due to his missionary work.
During the translation of the relics, all the limbs of the priest were united.
Source: Church of Cyprus