Book of Saints – Arethas and Others – 23 October

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(Saints) Martyrs (October 23) (6th century) Saint Arethas was the Governor of the town of Negran in Arabia Felix (Aden), and with him are commemorated innumerable Christians of both sexes who Avere the victims of the persecution of a Jewish King of the Homerites, by name Dunaan or Nowas (A.D. 523). A priest, or Bishop, by name Simeon, wrote a history of this persecution a year after the martyrdom of Saint Arethas. He describes the Siege of Negran by Dhu-Nwas and the burning of the Christians and their churches. Some of the women (he says) were being beheaded, when a little boy professed his wish to die with his mother, Ruoma, and was slain with her.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Arethas and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 July 2012. Web. 21 January 2019. <>