of St. Haralambos on the right side
of the Iconostasis. Note that Haralambos and St.
Nicholas (on the left side of the
iconostasis) carry the same edition of the Gospel
Day: February 10
O wise Haralambos, you were proven an
unshakable pillar of the Church of Christ; an ever shining
lamp of the universe. You shone in the world by your
martyrdom. You delivered us from the moonless night of
idolatry O blessed One. Wherefore, boldly intercede to
Christ that we may be saved.
O Priest-martyr, athlete, champion Haralambos,
your relics are a priceless treasure of the Church.
Wherefore she rejoices, glorifying the Creator.
This Saint was a priest of the Christians in
Magnesia, the foremost city of Thessaly, in the diocese
having the same name. He contested during the reign of
Alexander Severus (222-235), when Lucian was Proconsul of
Magnesia. At the time of his martyrdom the Saint was 103
years of age.