March 23 - Day of the Martyrdom of Tau Harmonius (Constant Chevillon), Bishop and Last Martyr of the Gnosis (Assassinated 1944)
Constant Chevillon was elected to the Patriarchate and consecrated as such by Mgr. Giraud on January 5, 1936 with the name Tau Harmonius. Tau Harmonius, like his predecessor, was a man of achievement, but also of courageous and saintly character. Thus it comes as no surprise that he incurred the severest fear and hatred of Adolph Hitler. After the puppet Vichy government suppressed the Ecclesia, Chevillon was gunned down on March 22, 1944 by the Nazis and French militia men under the Gestapo subservience of Klaus Barbie, also known as “the Butcher of Lyon”.
“Remember him, O Lord, in thy kingdom, thy faithful servant Tau Harmonius, our Bishop and Patriarch Constant Chevillon, whom we see no longer; grant him thy peace; let the light above the aeons shine upon him; and in thy loving wisdom and almighty power work in him the good purpose of thy perfect will: that he whom thou hast appointed here on earth to be the shepherd of souls and the ministering agent of thy holy power may continue to serve thee in all worlds and aeons to come. Amen.”