The Holy Martyr John, the builder
This saint was born in Galata in Constantinople. By occupation he was an architect, a builder. Because of his ardent confession of the Christian Faith, John offended the Turks and they began to pressure him to become a Muslim. "I will not deny my Sweet Jesus Christ," John bravely replied. "In Him I believe; Him I serve; Him, I confess." Following grave tortures, the Turks beheaded him on this day in 1575 A.D. in Constantinople. He suffered honorably for his beloved Christ and took up habitation in the mansions of the Lord.
From the 'The Prologue from Ohrid', by Nikolaj Velimirovic.