(Saint) Martyr (February 9) (3rd century) A Syrian Christian put to death for his Faith at Antioch under the Emperor Valerian, A.D. 260. This is the holy Martyr of whom it is related in an official account by contemporaries that he took the place of Sapricius, who, through unwillingness to forgive Nicephorus some injury, lost the grace of fortitude and apostatised before the heathen Judge who was trying him as a Christian. Saint Nicephorus then of his own accord came forward and received the Martyr‘s crown forfeited by the other.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Nicephorus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 March 2016. Web. 28 March 2017. <>