Book of Saints – Martyrs of Nicomedia – 23 December


(December 23) (4th century) The victims of an atrocious massacre of Christians perpetrated at Nicomedia, the Imperial residence on the Hellespont (A.D. 301), by order of the Emperor Diocletian. The Greeks estimate that some twenty thousand of the Faithful perished in the indiscriminate slaughter of men, women and children.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs of Nicomedia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2014. Web. 18 January 2019. <>