Saints of Marriage Samon, Gurij, Aviv

Samonas & Gurias of Edessa


Orthodox Remembrance Day: 15 November, 2 December, Catholic Remembrance Day: 15 November


Patron of Edessa, for good marriage, marriage and family

† around 306 in Edessa, today Sanlıurfa in Turkey




Orthodox Remembrance Day: 15 November, Catholic Remembrance Day: 2 September

Name means: the beloved (Aramaic)

Deacon, Martyr

2 September 322 in Edessa, today Sanliurfa in Turkey

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


Samonas was friends with Gurias, who lived as an ascetic and priest in Edessa – today’s Sanliurfa. Under the emperors Galerius and Maximianus, they suffered martyrdom, were tortured for three days, hung upside down, and finally beheaded. The deacon Habib is said to have buried the two. The three martyrs were worshipped together on a hill north of Edessa.


Joachim Schäfer: Article Gurias von Edessa, from the Ecumenical Dictionary of Saints –

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