On this day we celebrate the memory of Procopios of Decapolis.

Procopios lived during the reign of Leo Isaurus the iconoclast in 740. First, he became a monk, then later, he courageously criticised those heretics who did not accept the incarnation of the Divine Word and, thus, they did not venerate the icon of incarnate Christ. So, he affirmed the truth of orthodoxy not only with words but also with many sorrows and hardships. Procopios was also a confessor, and performed many miracles.