July 12, 2018

Holy Martyr Serapion the New

St. Serapion the New (Feast Day - July 12)


Serapion having drank of the sacrifice of Christ,
Was thrown into the fire by the enemies of Christ.

He lived during the reign of Emperor Severus (193-211), and was a man who feared God and who possessed good will. Being arrested by the governor Aquila, he was asked: "To what religion do you belong?" With boldness he confessed that he believed in and revered Christ. For this he was cast into the flames, and received from the Lord the crown of martyrdom.