August 16, 2019

Holy Martyr Alkiviades

St. Alkiviades the Martyr (Feast Day - August 16)


The flesh of Alkiviades was devoured by fire,
Just like stubble as the divine Moses said.

The Holy Martyr Alkiviades met his end by fire.*


* Some believe this Alkiviades is the same as the Alkiviades commemorated on June 2nd, who was one of the Martyrs of Lyons in 177 AD. However, according to Saint Irenaeus, who described their martyrdoms, those who were Roman citizens were beheaded, while those who weren't were thrown to the wild beasts. Today's Alkiviades is described as being killed by fire, thus casting doubt on the association.