Celebration date: 27/05
Agios Elladios, lived in the era of cruel persecutions against the Church. His life as a layman was characterized by great sobriety, an exercise for this and he was elected a bishop. From this position, Helladius, devoted himself to the ministry of his flock. He preached, he taught and with prudence and discernment, he resolved any arising problems. His entire state and ministry succeeded in bringing many pagans to the Orthodox faith.
This action of his provoked the pagans, who arrested him and suggested that he deny Christ to save his life. Enraged by the bishop’s steadfast faith, they subjected him to horrible tortures, but by the grace of God he was cured of everything. Finally after repeated floggings, he surrendered his spirit and received the crown of martyrdom.