30 October 2020 (MIA)
Macedonian Orthodox Church Calendar
The Holy Prophet Hosea
The son of Beeri of the tribe of Issachar, he lived and prophesied more than eight hundred years before the birth of Christ. His inspired words are found in his book, which contains fourteen chapters. He strongly rebuked Israel and Judah for their idolatry, foretold God’s punishment for their sin, the destruction of Samaria and Israel for their apostasy but the showing of God’s mercy on the tribe of Judah. He foresaw the end of the sacrifices of the Old Covenant, and the coming of the Lord and the rich gifts that He would bring to earth. He lived to great old age, and entered peacefully into rest.
Marcellus the Centurian
Roman centurion at Tangier. During a celebration of the emperor’s birthday, Marcellus refused to participate in the pagan offering ceremony. He threw away his arms and armour, openly declared himself a Christian, and was condemned to death. The unit’s notary refused to record this incident and declared himself a Christian as well; he was Saint Cassian. Died martyred c. 298 at Tangier.