The Church commemorates Saints Gennadius and Maximus, Patriarchs of Constantinople.
Saint Gennadius of Constantinople lived in the 5th century with deep humility. He was a presbyter in Constantinople and successor of Patriarch Anatolius.
During the thirty-year patriarchal ministry, the Monastery of Stoudios and the Church of St. Mary of Blachernae hosted the Robe of the Virgin brought from Jerusalem.
Later, Saint Gennadius prepared Acacius as his successor and secretly left for Jerusalem accompanied by a simple monk named the Nile, without revealing who he really is. He traveled from the Holy Land to Paphos, Cyprus, to visit the place where Hilarion the Great practiced asceticism. His holy relic was found to be gushing and offering healing and then it was revealed who he really was and how much humiliation distinguished him. Saint Neophytos the Recluse offered information about Saint Gennadius in the encomium dedicated to him.
Source: Church of Cyprus