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Feast Day: July 10

Blessed Euménios, also known as Blessed Euménios of Martsallon, was a devout Catholic monk who dedicated his life to serving both lay people and monks in Martsallon, Crete. He was born in an unknown date as limited information is available about his early life and family background.
Euménios is best known as the brother of Blessed Parthenios, and their shared commitment to their faith and service to others is a testament to their spiritual bond. Euménios entered the monastic life and became a monk of the Koudoumia monastery in 1897. As a monk, he embraced a life of solitude, prayer, and self-sacrifice, striving to grow closer to God and to assist those in need.
During a period of intense religious and political upheaval, the Muslim Turks launched an attack on Crete that resulted in the martyrdom of numerous Christians, including Euménios and an unknown number of his fellow brother monks from Koudoumia monastery. The exact circumstances and details surrounding their deaths remain obscure, but their sacrifice stands as a testament to their unwavering faith and devotion to their beliefs.
Blessed Euménios is venerated by the Catholic Church for his selfless dedication to the service of others and his ultimate sacrifice for the faith. While his specific representation or symbols are not well-documented, it is common for martyrs to be depicted with a palm branch, symbolizing victory over death and triumph of faith. His feast day is celebrated on July 10th, which serves as a reminder of his bravery and devotion to the Catholic Church.
Although Euménios is not officially beatified in the Catholic Church, his life and martyrdom are remembered and honored by those who recognize his inspiring example of faith and selflessness. Despite the limited information available about his life, his story serves as an inspiration for people to remain steadfast in their beliefs, even in the face of persecution and adversity.
Blessed Euménios' legacy continues to inspire individuals today to deepen their faith, prioritize service to others, and strive for holiness. May his intercession and example guide us on our own spiritual journeys as we seek to live in accordance with God's will and emulate the virtues of the saints who came before us.