October 18, 2016

Holy Martyr Marinos the Elder

St. Marinos the Elder (Feast Day - October 18)


Marinos the Elder rebuked the error of old,
With the daring of youth, and met his end by sword.

Saint Marinos came from Tarsus in Cilicia and lived during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-304). When he was brought before the governor Aristobulus, he refused to deny his faith in Christ. For this he was beaten with rods, loaded with chains and thrown into a dark dungeon. At daybreak, he was brought forth, tied to a wooden trestle, beaten again, and then he won the crown of martyrdom by being decapitated.