Feast Day: November 29th
The Life of Saint Philoumenos: He was tortured in an attempt to make him deny his Orthodox Christian Faith…
Apolytikion: The offspring of Orountas, and from the root of Cyprus, and new Hieromartyr of the Divine Well of Jacob, O faithful let us honour Philoumenos as a defender of our Faith, and an Eternal Soldier of Christ’s Truth, we fervently cry out, Glory to Christ Who Glorified you, Glory to Him Who kept you incorrupt, Glory to Him who revealed you as our benefactor towards Heaven.
Kontakion: Let us fervently hymn he who shines as a newly-dawning star upon the Church of Christ, with the rays of Martyrdom and wonders, the newly-revealed Hieromartyr, whose body was kept incorrupt by the Most-High. Let us cry out in fervour: hail, O Blessed Philoumenos.
Megalynarion: Hail sacred root of Orounta, hail very-precious treasure of the Island of Cyprus, hail the beauty of the Church of Morphou, Philoumenos, new exemplar of Martyrs!
From a young age, Saint Philoumenos loved to read the Lives of the Saints and to Pray. He became the Guardian of Jacob’s Well, the place where Saint Photine spoke with Christ.
Despite threats of imminent tortures and Martyrdom, Saint Philoumenos remained Prayerful and the faithful guardian of Jacob’s Well during his Martyrdom.
Saint Philoumenos and his twin brother Elder Elpidios of New Skete. In both photos, Saint Philoumenos is on the right and Elder Elpidios on the left.