(September 6) (Saints) Martyrs (1st century) What Holy Scripture tells us of Onesiphorus is to be read in Saint Paul‘s Second Epistle to Timothy (2:16-18). Saint Porphyrius was a member of his household. They laboured in the work of spreading the Gospel until towards the end of the first century. Then, tradition alleges that they were seized by agents of the persecuting Emperor Domitian somewhere on the Hellespont, tied to wild horses and so torn to pieces.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Onesiphorus and Porphyrius”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 May 2016. Web. 21 October 2016. <>