June

June

Commemoration of St. Princes Sahak and Hovsep and St. Martyrs Sarkiss and Bagos

Commemoration of St. Princes Sahak and Hovsep and St. Martyrs Sarkiss and Bagos


St. Sahak and St. Hovsep were the sons of the prince Kice. The prince Kice had married a Christian Armenian woman in Karin and had allowed her to maintain her Christian faith and to educate their sons in the spirit of Christian faith. However, some years later the authorities become aware of the two brothers’ being Christian, and as their father was Moslem, they are forced to adopt Islam. However, even despite their father’s exhorts to adopt Islam only fictively, Sahak and Hovsep remain unshaken in their faith and are decapitated in 808. Roman noblemen Sarkiss and Bagos were high-ranking officials serving in the palace of Byzantine king. For refusing to participant in a heathen ceremony Sarkiss and Bagos were subjected to severe torments, and nevertheless remained loyal to the Christian faith. As the result of torments Bagos was martyred, and Sarkiss was imprisoned and decapitated in North Syria in 300.

 

 

When is celebrated

29.05.2008
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30.06.2011
14.06.2012
06.06.2013
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02.06.2016
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