Book of Saints – Martyrs of Egypt – 5 January


MARTYRS OF EGYPT (January 5) (4th century) In the great persecution under Diocletian, Upper Egypt was fertile in Saints and Martyrs. Eusebius, an eye-witness, describes how the executioners themselves were worn out with their work. As a rule after torture, believers in Christ were either beheaded or burned alive (A.D. 303).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs of Egypt”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 January 2013. Web. 29 November 2020. <>