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October 30, 2018

Holy Martyr Dometios of Phrygia

St. Dometios the Martyr (Feast Day - October 30 and March 23)

Verses

For October 30

Dometios was eager for the sword to be brought down,
Beholding the terrible sword-bearer.


For March 23

 Beholding the terrible sword-bearer,
Dometios was eager for the sword to be brought down.
 
The Holy Martyr Dometios was a Phrygian by birth who met his end by the sword in 361 under Julian the Apostate. He is said to have provoked his own arrest by publicly attacking the error of worshiping and sacrificing to idols in the theater of Caesarea in where people had gathered for the festival games to honor their gods. For this he was ordered to be beheaded with several other Christians.