Saint Eudocimus was from Cappadocia, the son of pious and most illustrious parents,
patricians in rank. He especially cultivated chastity and mercy, the
one by never meeting the gaze of a woman, the other by cheerfully providing
the needs of the poor. When he was made military commander of Cappadocia,
he continued in his righteous ways, showing mercy and uprightness in
all his dealings. Having so lived in piety, quietly and without ostentation,
he was called from this life at the age of thirty-three, about the
year 840, during the reign of the Iconoclast Theophilus. Not long after
his burial, his grave became a fountain of unending miracles, as God
revealed the virtue that Eudocimus had striven to hide; when his grave
was later opened, his body was found incorrupt. His holy relics were
translated to Constantinople.
Kontakion in the Third Tone:
Thine august memorial this day hath called us together at the sacred and divine
shrine of thy ven'rable relics. Wherefore they that come and worship are
all delivered from all harm caused by the demons' accursed malice, O Eudocimus
most blessed, and they are rescued swiftly from every disease.
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