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Zographou martyrs


Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


Troops sent by Michael VIII Palaiologos (1260–81) to eliminate opposition on athos to union with rome incarcerated Abbot Thomas and twenty- five monks and laymen in a tower of the Zographou monastery and burnt them to death in 1282. Commemorated on 10 October these martyrs are particularly revered in Bulgaria, Zographou being a Bulgarian monastery, but also in Greece where girls are named Zographia in their honour. Monks of Karyes, the Athonite capital, martyred in the same period, are commemorated on 5 December. See also new martyrs . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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