Saint Achilles was born in Cappadocia
in Asia Minor in 270 AD. St Achilles inherited a large fortune, but he divided
to the Christians who were poor, widows, orphans and the needs of the Church.
The Saint preached the gospel and thus lead many people from the darkness of
paganism in the light of Christ. He baptized all those who taught. By the grace
of God acquired the gift of miracles. He finally arrived in Thessaly, where the
Church placed him in the throne of the Archdiocese of Larissa , which fell
several dioceses. He participated in the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea (325
AD) when Emperor of the Byzantine Empire was the great Constantine. He was one
of the most militant strains of the Ecumenical Council against the heretic Arius. His relics are in
Prespa in Bulgaria.
Interesting fact: In ancient times, the hero Achilles
was believed to be from Larissa.
Orthodox name day: 15/5.
The church of St. Achilles in Larissa