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The Synaxarion According To Iveron 797

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A harsh and savage idolater became king in Edessa, who wanted to destroy the image of Christ and set up an idol in its place. The bishop of Edessa, a Godfearing man, found out about this and lit a lamp in front of the divine image, put a tile on top of it and sealed the surface off with gypsum and bricks, finishing the wall off on the same level. Bishop Eulalius took the image of the Lord and went onto the battlefield holding the image, shining brighter than the sun. When the Persians saw the miracle-working image, they thought it was fire pursuing them and left, accomplishing nothing. Bishop Eulalius gave the emir of Edessa twelve thousand silver coins and two hundred Saracen prisoners of war that the emperor was holding in chains, and took in exchange the holy image of Christ, together with the letter Christ wrote.

Keywords: Bishop Eulalius; Edessa; image of Christ; Persians



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