Book of Saints – Theopemptus and Theonas

Saints Theonas and TheopemptusArticle

(Saints) Martyrs (January 3) (4th century) Saint Theopemptus, an Asiatic, may have been a Bishop. He was beheaded on account of his religion, after the usual preliminary torture, probably at the Imperial Residence, Nicomedia, on the Sea of Marmora. The date generally accepted is A.D. 304, though the Bollandists prefer A.D. 284. Theonas is described as a “magus,” by which would be meant either a sorcerer or a priest of some Oriental heathen religion. He was converted to Christianity on witnessing the miracles wrought by the dying Martyr Theopemptus. He declared himself a Christian and was thereupon buried alive.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Theopemptus and Theonas”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 December 2016. Web. 29 October 2020. <>