April 6, 2016

Holy Two Martyrs of Ascalon

Holy Two Martyrs of Ascalon (Feast Day - April 6);
photo shows Roman ruins in Ashkelon


Your unploughed earth produces fruit, O Word.
The fruit are two men, even to the loins.

Two unnamed Holy Martyrs of Christ contested for the faith in Ascalon (Ashkelon) in Palestine. They were buried in a mound of earth up to their loins and thus surrendered their souls into the hands of God.