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April 13, 2019

Holy Martyr Eleutherios the Persian

St. Eleutherios of Persia (Feast Day - April 13)


Eleutherios was not enslaved to error,
Freely he stood before the edge of the sword.

Saint Eleutherios was from Persia, who was taught the word of truth by Bishop Symeon. As he was traveling along the road on his way home, he began to teach others about salvation in Christ. Many were converted through his preaching and were baptized. The fire-worshiping Persians however did not like this, so he was arrested and brought before the arch-magis to persuade him to abandon his faith in Christ. Since they could not convert him, even after much torture, they had him beheaded, and in this way he received the unfading crown of martyrdom.