A presentation of the major feast of September. Learn more about the Ecclesiastical New Year, the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, the Elevation of the Precious Cross, the Conception of Saint John the Baptist and the Falling Asleep of Saint John the Evangelist and Theologian.
Chariton was a distinguished and devout citizen of the city of Iconium. Imbued with the spirit of his compatriot, St. Thecla, Chariton openly confessed the name of Christ. When a bitter persecution of Christians began during the reign of Emperor Aurelian, Chariton was immediately brought to trial before the eparch. The judge ordered him […]