There have been many secret societies and secret networks even going back to Horus.  However, what has been passed down since 325 A.D. and what is a part of the modern era of secret societies was begun at the Council of Nicea and was started by Athanasius. (part 63)

May 20 325 – The First Council of Nicea – the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church is held Icon depicting the First Council of Nicea

Sts. Auxibius of Cyprus, Theodorus, Theodorus of Tyro, Marcianus & Pulcheria (Commemorated on February 17th)

Auxibius of Cyprus, St Theodorus, St Theodorus of Tyro, St Marcianus & Empress St Pulcheria (Commemorated on February

Sts. Auxibius of Cyprus, Theodorus, Theodorus of Tyro, Marcianus & Pulcheria (Commemorated on February 17th)

Auxibius of Cyprus, St Theodorus, St Theodorus of Tyro, St Marcianus & Empress St Pulcheria (Commemorated on February

Holy Martyrs Apollon (icon), Marcian, Nikander, Hyperekhias, Leonides, Arias, Gorgias, Selinias, Ireneios and Pambonos  (3rd-4th cent Egypt) were scourged by Emperor Maximian for worshiping Christ. Barely alive, they were then imprisoned, and an Angel healed their wounds. They died in prison from hunger and thirst. (Jun 5)

Holy Martyrs Apollon (icon), Marcian, Nikander, Hyperekhias, Leonides, Arias, Gorgias, Selinias, Ireneios and Pambonos (3rd-4th cent Egypt) were scourged by Emperor Maximian for worshiping Christ. Barely alive, they were then imprisoned, and an Angel healed their wounds. They died in prison from hunger and thirst. (Jun 5)

OCA - St Achilles the Bishop of Larissa

Metropolitan bishop, also called Achilles or Achillius. He was metropolitan of Larissa in Thessaly, Greece, serving humbly with courage and wisdom.

In the year 326 St Hypatius returned from Constantinople to gangrene in the wilderness. He was attacked by followers and dissenters. Heretics wounded him with swords and staves and threw him from a high bank into the swamp. One woman struck the saint on the head with a stone and he died. The killer hid the body of the martyr in a cave where he was found by a farmer. He hastened to inform the city whose residents honorably buried the relics of their beloved Archbishop.

In the year 326 St Hypatius returned from Constantinople to gangrene in the wilderness. He was attacked by followers and dissenters. Heretics wounded him with swords and staves and threw him from a high bank into the swamp. One woman struck the saint on the head with a stone and he died. The killer hid the body of the martyr in a cave where he was found by a farmer. He hastened to inform the city whose residents honorably buried the relics of their beloved Archbishop.

10/25: Saint Marcian and Saint Martyrius (died 346) Martyrs - They were notaries (secretaries) to the righteous Patriarch Paul and followed him in martyrdom.

The Holy Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius the Notaries

Saint Achillius of Larissa, was one of the 318 persons present at the First Council of Nicaea. His feast day is on 15 May. Achillius was metropolitan of Larissa in Thessaly, Greece, and is remembered primarily for his vehement defense of orthodoxy during the Council of Nicea and a miracle he performed in testimony against Arianism.

Bishop and theologian who lived in an era of dispute in the Church. Achillas was the bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, one of the most powerful cities in the world at the time. Succeeding as bishop a man .

St Achilles the Bishop of Larissa

Saint Achilles, Bishop of Larissa, lived during the fourth century, during the reign of St Constantine the Great. Glorified for his holiness of life and erudition, he was made Bishop of Larissa in …

Holy Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius

All Saints of Antioch Icon (this links to a brief survey of many of the Saints…

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