September 2, 2016

Synaxarion of Saints Aeithalas and Amon the Martyrs of Adrianople

On the second of this month [September], we commemorate the Holy Martyrs Aeithalas and Amon.


Aeithalas and Amon through their bitter torments,
Both eternally flourish in heaven.

When Governor Babdos of Adrianople in Thrace was told that these Saints were Christians, he had them arrested and brought before him. They were thus asked to tell him where they were from and what there profession was, and they responded: "We are Christians." They were then ordered to sacrifice to the idols, but were unpersuaded, so they were beaten with the sinews of oxen to such an extent, that by this beating they delivered their souls into the hands of God.