20 yekatit 2013
The Ethiopian Synaxarium
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE GOD. AMEN.
On this day took place the translation of the body of Saint Martianus the monk, from the city of Athens to the city of Antioch. To this saint came temptation from a certain woman who was a harlot, who wanted to commit sin with him, and to make him to fall down with
her into the net of sin. But he led her away from this, and brought her to repentance, and into the ascetic life, and then he left her, and departed to Daset, and from that place to many [other] cities. And when he arrived in the city of Athens, and had lived therein for a few days, his body fell sick with a slight sickness, and he died there, as is written in the section for the twenty-first day of Genbot. And when Saint Demetrius had been appointed Archbishop of the city of Antioch, in the days of Falaryas, the infidel emperor, this saint sent priests to the city of Athens, and they carried away the body of Saint Martianus and brought it to Antioch, with great honor, and with the singing of many psalms and hymns and dirges. And Demetrius paid honor to it and saluted it, and laid it in a coffer in the church, and celebrated a festival in his honor, as it were this day. Salutation to Demetrius on whom John, the Mouth of Gold (i.e. Chrysostom), pronounced an encomium. Salutation to the translation of the body of Saint Martianus.
Glory be to God Who is glorified in His Saints. Amen.
The Building up of the church in the name of our Holy virgin Mariam (ሕንፀተ ቤተ ክርስቲያን)