November 12, 2020 - Hatour 3, 1737

Departure of St. Athanasius and His Sister, Irene

On this day also, St. Athanasius and his sister, Irene, departed. They suffered many tortures at the hands of Maximianus. When he failed to turn them away from their faith in Christ, he ordered to cast them into an empty pit, and to shut over them, wherein they departed. May their prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen.