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May 3, 2019

Holy Martyrs Diodoros and Rodopianos the Deacon

Sts. Diodoros and Rodopianos (Feast Day - May 3)

Verses

The fierce stones were for Rodopianos and Diodoros,
As roses, or rather as gifts.

These Holy Martyrs suffered during the reign of Emperor Diocletian in the year 302. The renowned ones remained steadfast in their faith in Christ after undergoing much grievous assaults and scourgings by their own countrymen in Caria of Aphrodisia, a region of western Anatolia. In the end these men stoned the Holy Martyrs to death, and they delivered their souls into the hands of God, from whom they received the crowns of the contest.