November 11, 2016

Holy Martyr Drakonas of Arauraka in Armenia

St. Drakonas the Martyr (Feast Day - November 11)

Saint Drakonas came from Arauraka in Armenia and lived during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-304). When Decius was governor of Nicaea and was unjustly slaughtering Christians, Drakonas presented himself before the governor and boldly confessed his faith in Christ, after reviling the gods of the idols. For this he was cruelly tortured and thrown in prison. Because he continued to remain steadfast in his faith, he was beheaded.