'''Anthony, John, and Eustathius''' (
Eustathios or Eustace) are 14th century [[martyrs]] (1347) of the [[Russian Orthodox Church ]].
They were attached to the Muscovite mission in the court of the pagan warlord, Algirdas (Olgierd) of Lithuania. Algirdas was married to a Russian [[Christian]] princess, and the missionaries were permitted only to minister to the religious needs of the princess and her retinue. All [[Proselytism|proselytising]] was strictly proscribed. The three youths were apprehended for preaching in public and brought before Algirdas, who ordered them to consume meat during a solemn [[fast]]. When they refused, he had them tortured and killed. Their incorrupt [[relics]] are entombed in a crypt below the [[altar]] of the [[cathedral]] [[church]] in the [[Monastery]] of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius (Vilna), Lithuania.
Their [[ feastday]] is celebrated on [[ April 14]].
==External link== *[http://saints. oca. org/IconDirectory/LG/april/0414anthonyjohneustathius. jpg Icon of the three martyrs Anthony, John, and Eustathius of Vilna (OCA. org) ]
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=101076 Complete hagiography] ([[OCA]])