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THE OFFICIAL PRAYER FOR SAINTS MARTYRS EPICTETUS AND ASTION CELEBRATION

The years 2018 and 2019 are dedicated to the Christian legacy and heritage of the Saints Epictetus and Astion and are marked by a host of events and celebrations across the world and will be crowned by a special pilgrimage to the holy places marking the life, the sacrifice and the victory of the martyrs: Priest Epictetus and Monk Astion.

 

 

 

For the spiritual comfort and the enlightening of the pilgrims and the believers that will be interested to take part in this spiritual exercise and memorial of faith and cultural route, a special prayer was carved out and proposed for all those that will take the road to discovery and love for Martyrs Epictetus and Astion during these years.

Prayer to Saints Martyrs Epictetus and Astion.

The Healers!

 

 

Saints Martyrs Epictetus and Astion, protectors of Europe and guiding lights to all those that are traveling on the seas of life and are confronting troubles and difficulties hear our heartily prayer!

Saints Epictetus and Astion, saints of everlasting dedication in prayer, of unbounded love towards Christ our Lord, buglers of the Evangel of Light and of love pray for us all.

Saints Epictetus and Astion, you have heald sickness, banned demons, shined with the works of miracles and power of the word protects us, enlighten our thoughts and souls and keep our body unharmed.

Saints Epictetus and Astion, you have conquered by the power of words cities, peoples and fortifications to the true faith and gifted us with the divine light, protect us, accept our contrition and speed our prayers to the All Mighty throne and intercede for us as through your deeds you garnered much love and protection for our Lord.

Saints Epictetus and Astion you are the defenders for the faithfuls, the unbreached wall that the evil can never defeat, give us the cure for all our bodily and soul sufferings and needs.

Saints Epictetus and Astion, by your sacrifice you have lead millions to Our Lord Jesus Christ and to the source of light and you have continued to shine on to the world by the power of your love towards us , the unworthy ones, pray for us, lift our hearts as we are staying before your icon so that we will receive God`s light and his  mighty mercy and protection.

Saints Martyrs Epictetus and Astion, Europe protectors and guiding lights stay with us!

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More about the celebrations and pilgrimages dedicate to Saints Epictetus and Astion can be discovered here:

2018 – THE YEAR DEDICATED TO CELEBRATE SAINTS EPICTETUS AND ASTION

REDISCOVER EUROPEAN UNITY WITH SAINTS EPICTETUS AND ASTION

ACROSS EUROPE CELEBRATION START TO MARK SAINTS EPICTETUS-PRESBYTER AND ASTION-HOLY MONK  

THE YEAR OF CELEBRATION FOR SAINTS EPICTETUS AND ASTION. THE OLDEST SAINTS OF ROMANIA

 

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MURIGHIOL AND PUFLENE RESORTS WILL HOST FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR THE 2018 SUMMER DIPLOMATIC TRIP

Danube Delta will be the center, for a third year in a row, of DISCOVER ROMANIA 2018 summer trip of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRCE), the program destined to acquaint diplomats and international friends of Romania with the country historical patrimony and leisure opportunities and destinations.

The destination selection was made keeping in balance the international rename of the area of Danube Delta, the breathtaking beauty of the region and the celebrations destined to mark in 2018 and 2019 the YEAR OF SAINT EPICTETUS AND ASTION.

We hope that 2018 will be a continuation of the successful declaration of 2017 as THE YEAR TO DISCOVER DANUBE DELTA.

The successful promotion campaign has managed to attract on Danube Delta a record of 120.000 visitors in 2017 compared to 71.000 last year stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President.

In 2017 PUFLENE RESORT and Mihai Puflene are being honored with the prestigious title of DIPLOMATIC PARTNERS.

At the heart of this sensibilization campaign aimed at informing Romanian public with regards to the extraordinary tourism potential of the Danube Delta was Mr. Mihai Puflene the General Director of PUFLENE RESORT and an avid and ardent promoter of the Danube beauties and potential, bent of sharing them with the world.

 

For his role in promoting Danube Delta as a center for relaxation and discovery for the entire Dobrogea(Dobrudja) region during 2016 and 2017 diplomatic trips, Mr. Mihai Puflene and PUFLENE RESORT where named OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC PARTNERS of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE).

 

PUFLENE RESORT: the creation of the Danube Delta connoisseur Mr. Mihai Puflene has become the center of Danube Delta discoveries journeys.

If we can transform 2018 in another the year of discovery for Danube Delta and we could elicit Romanian tourists and foreign diplomats in uncovering this treasure it is all due to Mr. Mihai Puflene and his efforts that attracted tourists and development in the area.

PUFLENE RESORT has also succeeded in setting a new standard for hospitality and elegance in the region and of public diplomacy, we must also be grateful to PUFLENE RESORT for the support offered in bringing diplomats in Danube Delta in discovery trips in 2016 and 2017 and now once more in 2018.

 

We have to give thanks to PUFLENE RESORT dedicated staff for an outstanding hospitality that we recommend to all those who want to discover Delta and to Mr. Mihai Puflene, the lover and connoisseur of Danube Delta, the man that aims to bring all Romanians to know and share the beauties of Danube we can only wish him Good look and we are continuously by your side, concluded Professor Dr.Anton Caragea, IRICE President.

The Summer 2018 Diplomatic trip will take place from 10th August to 15th August and will be dedicated to diplomats and foreign friends and partners of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and will be carved as an opportunity and invitation to discover Danube Delta heritage, history, culture, hospitality and cuisine treasures.

The full photo journal of the 2017 Summer Diplomatic Trip can be observed here: IRICE PRESIDENT OFFICE

The full photo journal of the 2016 Summer Diplomatic Trip can be observed here: PRESIDENT OFFICE

The Journal of 2011 Ambassadors Visit to DANUBE DELTA is available here:

The Journals of previous visits to Moldavia can be observed here: Iasi and Bucovina

More about PUFLENE RESORT can be read out here:

 

 

More about PUFLENE RESORT and the main attractions to be discovered in Danube Delta can be discovered here:

 

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2018 – THE YEAR DEDICATED TO CELEBRATE SAINTS EPICTETUS AND ASTION

2018 will be a year dedicated to the celebration of the christian heritage of the Romanian people and will also mark the latinity, continuity and the two millennia of Christian life on Dobrogea (Dobruja) by placing at the fore of national and international attention the sacred heritage of Holy Martyrs Epictetus and Astion, has decided the academic council of The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania (IRICE).

Saints Martyrs Epictetus and Astion are proof even today, two millenniums  after their sacrifice on the long-term presence of Christian faith on the lands of Dobrogea  and are a birth certificate of Romanian Christianity and an irrefutable evidence of the exceptional duration of Christianity on our lands.

 

They are also a perfect example of sacrifice and life offered in the service of Our Savior Jesus Christ, has highlighted their significance Professor Dr. Anton Caragea – IRICE President.

We are marking this year 100 years since the unification of Romania (1918) and we must also mark down for posterity our creative potential and not overlook that we are the beneficiaries of two millennia of Christian legacy and over 2.100 years of statehood, this are fundamental dates of the historical evolution of Romanian people.

Murighiol Cathedral dedicated to Saints Martyrs Epictetus and Astion.

 

In this perspective, the  Saints Martyrs Epictetus and Astion role is a fundamental one as we are speaking of the oldest historically proven martyrs of the Church on the territory of Romania, they are not only teaching us on the uninterrupted continuity of civilization on the banks of Danube, but also are offering us a lesson on the love for Christ of our people, even more resounding as we are having here saints registered in the Catholic and Orthodox pantheon  so truly universal saints testifying for the Holy Church in his wholeness, saints that are making Romania proud of his legacy, concluded the historical presentation of the moment Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The Halmyris-Murighiol fortification today. A central point of the map of cultural and historical treasures of Dobrogea (Dobruja).

 

The focal point of the celebrations for 2018 THE YEAR OF SAINTS MARTYRS EPICTETUS AND ASTION will take place on July 8, 2018 on Murighiol (former roman city of Halmyris) in the cathedral of Saints Epictetus and Astion with a special mass taking place in the honor of the holy martyrs of Christian faith and of Romanian dedication: saints EPICTETUS and ASTION.

 

 

The excavated ruins of the Roman Cathedral built on VIII century on the spot where Saints Epictetus and Astion  suffered martyrdom for their faith in Jesus Christ in  290 after Chr.

 

 

ON SAINTS MARTYRS EPICTETUS AND ASTION.

It is the celebration of the oldest holy martyrs known as the territory of Dobrogea, Epictetus and Astion, the Orthodox Church commemorates on 8 July. Description of life and their passion was kept in the Acts of the Martyrs with large details.
They are known as saints Halmyris, the ancient Christian city located on the banks of the Danube that was called in ancient times “Almyra”. They suffered a martyr’s death during fierce persecution against the Christian church triggered by Emperor Diocletian (244-311) on 8 July 290. Surely they are the martyrs old Dobrogea certified undoubtedly springs hagyographic.

 

Life and their passion have given in the Acts of the Martyrs, but unfortunately, their holy martyr act we were kept only in a later century copy. XV, located in the Church of the Saviour in Utrecht and was published in 1615 by Jesuit scholar Herbert Rosweyde († 1629).

In 1921, Benedictine Dom Germain Morin discovered in remembrance of martyrology Ieronimian St. Epictetus and Astion on May 23 in “The S.S. Epicteto presbytero et Astion monachu martyribus Almiridensibus in Scythia “, confirming the veracity of statements he Acta Sanctorum, edited by N. Rosweyde, mentioned above.

 

Acta Sanctorum took passages from a study of its impact on the two saints and martyrs renowned researcher and historian Netzhammer Raymund (1862-1945), Catholic archbishop arrived in Bucharest and left posterity work Epiktet und Astion, diokletianische Martyrer I Danaudelta, Zug. 1937.

HISTORICAL LANDMARKS.

 

Saints Epictetus and Astion from Halmyris

Saint Epictetus, priest, and Saint Astion, (improperly said) monk, originals from Asia Minor, were martyrs for Christ in the 3rd century in Scytia Minor (the today Romanian region Dobruja-Dobrogea, situated between Danube and the Black Sea).

They were originally from Little Asia.

Information about their lives is known only from a copy of a 15th century manuscript kept in the archive of the Savior Church in Utrecht, published in 1615 by the Jesuit monk Herbert Rosweyde, the initiator of the hagiographic collections Acta Sanctorum, under the title “SS. Epicteto presbytero et Astion monacho, martirybus Almiridiensibus in Scythia “.

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