Book of Saints – Martyrs of Persia – 9 May


(Saints) (May 9) (Date uncertain) The Martyrologies register for May 9: “In Persia three hundred and ten Martyrs “; but give no indication of date. It is conjectured that they suffered in the fourth century under the persecuting King Sapor II, but nothing certain is now known about this particular group. An old Persian writer estimates the Persian Martyrs during the reign of Sapor II at two thousand. This estimate may be considered as quite moderate. Sozomen the historian reckons them to have numbered sixteen thousand; but that the total was (as some assert) two hundred thousand seems exaggerated.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martyrs of Persia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 November 2014. Web. 1 August 2021. <>