Saint Athenodorus of Mesopotamia

Also known as

  • Athenodoros



Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Eleusis and Diocletian.


  • sentenced to be burned at the stake in 304 in Mesopotamia, but the fire would not light
  • sentenced to be beheaded, but the executioner dropped dead when he approached Athenodorus
  • while another solution was sought, Athenodorus began to pray, and he died quietly


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Athenodorus of Mesopotamia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 June 2018. Web. 27 September 2021. <>