Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

This year is celebrated in:: 2019-12-02

The name “Genarius” is the equivalent of the Latin name “Januarius” and the Italian name “Chenaro”. It is supposed that St. Genarios was born in the beginning of the third century. His parents were rich and well-known persons. He has been the Bishop of the city Benevent of Italy. Genarius was imprisoned during the period of reign of the emperor Dioclethianus and was martyred in 305. The saint’s blood is up to date kept in a special small bottle in the Church of Naples.

St. Merkerius was one of the brave soldiers of the Roman Army. Like his father he believed in true God. Once king Dekos called him and ordered to offer sacrifice in the temple on the occasion of the victory but Merkerius refused to obey the king’s order. The soldiers put his hands into chains and burnt him on the fire. However, the next day they found out that Merkerius was alive and healed and he told that God had saved him. The king ordered to burn his body by means of heated skewers and beheaded him. The saint was martyred in 250 AD.


This feast has been and will be on the following dates

2030-12-02 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2029-12-03 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2028-12-04 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2027-12-06 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2026-11-30 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2025-12-01 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2024-12-02 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2023-12-04 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2022-12-05 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2021-12-06 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

2020-11-30 Commemoration of Bishop St. Genarius, Soldier St. Merkerius

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