- Achillius of Larissa
Roman Catholic Church
caption=Icon of Saints Achillius and
(Achillius is to the left)
titles=Bishop of Larissa
major_shrine=the island of St. Achillius in Prespa, Macedonia
Saint Achillius of Larissa, also known as Achilles,cite web | last = Catholic Online | work = Saints & Angels | title =St. Achillas | url=http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1100 | accessdate = 2007-01-18] Ailus,cite web | last = Velimirovich | first= Nikolai | work = The Prologue From Ochrid | title = St Achillius, Bishop of Larissa | url=http://www.pomog.org/prologue/May/28.htm | accessdate = 2007-01-18] Achillas, or Achiliuscite encyclopedia | title =Larissa | encyclopedia =Catholic Encyclopedia | volume =9 | publisher =Robert Appleton Company | date =1910 | url =http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09004b.htm | accessdate =2007-01-18] ( _el. Άγιος Αχίλλειος), was one of the 318 persons present at the
First Council of Nicaea. His feast day is on 15 May.
Life and legend
Achillius was metropolitan of
Larissain Thessaly, Greece, and is remembered primarily for his vehement defense of orthodoxy during the Council of Nicea and a miraclehe performed in testimony against Arianism.
Taking up a stone, Achillius called to the Arians: 'If
Christis a creature of God, as you say, tell oilto flow from this stone.' The heretics kept silent, amazed at this demand by St. Achillius. Then the saint continued: 'And if the Son of Godis equal to the Father, as we believe, then let oil flow from this stone.' And oil flowed out, to the amazement of all.
Upon returning from the Council, Achillius is reputed to have "cast down many pagan temples, built many churches, [and] cast out many demons".cite web | last = "God is Wonderful in His Saints" | work = Orthodox Saints commemorated in May | title =Our Father among the Saints Achillius, Bishop of Larissa | url=http://www.abbamoses.com/months/may.html | accessdate = 2007-01-18] The 1910
Catholic Encyclopediamakes issue to reference Achillius in its article about the bishopric of Larissa.
We must mention especially, St. Achilius, in the fourth century, whose feast is on 15 May, and who is celebrated for his miracles.
Achillius died in Larissa in the year 330. When Samuel, King of Bulgaria, conquered Thessaly, he translated the
relics of Achillius to Prespa, to an island in a lake that was subsequently named after the saint.See [http://www.eng.auth.gr/macedonia/121.html Macedonia Historical Maps] , which cites "St Achillius" as a "small island with Byzantine churches" in Prespa.] A district of Larissa is called "Saint Achellios" after this saint.
* [http://www.goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=56 Achilles, Bishop of Larissa] , from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America: "Apolytikion", "kontakion", and a reading for 15 May
* [http://www.oramaworld.com/product_info.php/cPath/1000_1700_1705_1730/products_id/10161 Icon of Achillios] at OramaWorld.com
* [http://www.culture.gr/2/21/212/21211n/e212kn08.html Basilica of St. Achilleios at Lake Prespa] from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture
* [http://www.ditikimakedonia-region.com/en_contents.asp?category=109&id=138Saint Achillios] : article on the islet which houses the ruins of the basilica
*no icon [http://www.katolsk.no/biografi/alarissa.htm Den hellige Achilles av Larissa]
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