Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene ‑ Orthodox
|Event Name||Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene - Orthodox|
|Start Date||9th Apr 2017 12:00am|
The holy, glorious and right-victorious New Martyrs Raphael, Nicholas and Irene suffered martyrdom by the Turks on the island of Lesbos (or Lesvos), Greece, on Bright Tuesday (April 9, 1463), after the fall of Constantinople. St Raphael was the Abbot of Karyes near the village of Thermi on the island. St Nicholas was a deacon at the monastery, and St Irene was the 12-year-old daughter of the mayor of Thermi. The three saints were at the monastery with the village teacher and St Irene's father when the Turks raided it. Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene of Lesbos are rembered by the Church on April 9 and on the Tuesday of Bright Week along with St Eleni, New Martyr of Lesbos (who was also called Susanna).
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