(Saint) Martyr (August 12) (4th century) A Martyr at Catania in Sicily (A.D. 304). He was in deacon’s orders and openly proclaimed himself a Christian, carrying about with him a Book of the Gospels, a proceeding directly contrary to the Edicts of the Emperor Diocletian. Put on the rack and bidden to worship Apollo, Mars and AEsculapius, he replied that he adored only the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. After his execution the Christians carried off his body and embalmed it.
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