Monday, January 9, 2017

Right from the pages of the Acts of the Apostles; one of the seven original deacons, he was martyrd for the faith

St. Nicanor


Feastday: January 10

Early martyr and one of the seven deacons of Jerusalem. A resident of Jerusalem, he was chosen by the Apostles to minister to the needs of those requiring assistance in the Holy City. According to tradition, he went to Cyprus where he was put to death during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, although this is now believed unlikely.

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