The Church commemorates St. Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome, Martyrs Dada, Maximus, Eleutherius of Persia, Zoilus, Theodosius, Theodosia the Princess, and Gerontios.
Saint Martin was born in Central Italy. He was elected pope in AD 649 at a time when the church was plagued by the Monotheistic sect.
Unfortunately, the Church of Constantinople had also fallen into the trap of this sect because even Patriarch Paul II was an advocate of Monothelitism together with Emperor Constantius II.
Pope Martinus of Rome tried to reconvert the Patriarch and the emperor to the Orthodox doctrine with his letter but also with special envoys. However, the Patriarch, influenced by the emperor, insisted on Monothelitism and exiled Pope Martin’s envoys to various islands.
The emperor deceitfully managed to arrest the saint, whom he brought to Constantinople and exiled to Cherson. Saint Martin reposed peacefully in the Lord in AD 655 in Cherson.
Source: Church of Cyprus