Icon of the Holy Youth-Martyr
Vitus of Sicily (with whom suffered Sts. Modestus and Crescentia)
Feast: June 15
St. Vitus gave his life for
Christ's sake when he was 15 years of age. Vitovdan (St. Vitus'
Day) is a very important day for the Orthodox Serbian people, for it is
the day that St. Lazar chose the Kingdom of Heaven over the kingdom of
this world, and the Turkish Muslims invaded the Serbian lands and set
up their cruel overlordship, oppressing the Christian faithful. Holy
Martyr Vitus, pray to God for us!
Icon: by the hand of
Protodeacon Paul Hommes, of the Mother of God Joy of All That Sorrow
monastery in Diksmuide, Belgium, Russian Patriarchate.