(March 29) (Saints) Martyrs (4th century) King Sapor II of Persia, in the eighteenth year of his reign, raised a fierce persecution against the Christians. Among the sufferers were the two brothers, Jonas and Barachisius of the city of Beth-Asa. While travelling about and encouraging the Christians of his neighbourhood (nine of whom received the Crown of Martyrdom), they were arrested and after bravely enduring every form of torture, laid down their lives for Christ’s sake. They died A.D. 327.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Jonas, Barachisius and Others”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2013. Web. 13 October 2015. <>