Book of Saints – Mennas, Hermogenes and Eugraphus


(Saints) Martyrs (December 10) (4th century) Saint Mennas, an Athenian by birth, though a Christian, was chosen by Diocletian‘s colleague Galerius to take the command of an expedition sent to quell an insurrection in Egypt. He performed his duty successfully; but afterwards, together with Eugraphus, his subordinate, set about spreading Christianity in Alexandria and its vicinity. He made many converts, among them Hermogenes, the Imperial Prefect. Galerius probably had not known that Mennas was a Christian. When he heard what was passing in Egypt (the Christian Religion being utterly proscribed at the time), he ordered Mennas, with Hermogenes and Eugraphus, to be arraigned as Christians before the Criminal Court of Alexandria. All three were in due course sentenced, tortured and beheaded.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mennas, Hermogenes and Eugraphus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 October 2015. Web. 20 January 2019. <>