Saints of the Day – Parmenas, Martyr


Died c.98. One of the seven original deacons selected by the Holy Spirit at the request of the Apostles, Saint Parmenas ministered to the needs of the Hellenic Jewish converts to Christianity in Jerusalem (Acts 6:5). According to tradition, he preached for many years in Asia Minor before being martyred at Philippi, Macedonia, during the persecution of the Christians under Emperor Trajan (Benedictines, Delaney).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 October 2021. Web. 24 October 2021. <>