April 18 – John of Ioannina; Apollonius the Apologist

John of Ioannina the New Martyr (1522–1546) was born of pious but short-lived parents, and as an orphan removed to Constantinople by way of Trikala, where he was accused of apostasy by some “Turks from Islam,” whoever exactly that might be (as opposed to those other sixteenth century Turks, one supposes). Once in the big… Continue reading April 18 – John of Ioannina; Apollonius the Apologist