The Holy 156 Martyrs of Egypt


Temple of Isis at Philae. Christian Cross on the pylon.


They suffered for Christ the Lord in the year 310-some by sword and others by fire. Among them were two old bishops, Peleus and Nilus; a priest, Zeno; and two prominent men, Patermuthius and Elias. Bishop Silvanus and John, an eminent, blind elder (who knew the Holy Scriptures by heart and recited them at the gatherings of Christians), were also with them. All were crowned with martyr’s wreaths and took up their habitation in the Eternal Kingdom of Christ.

Feast Day: September 17


by Saint Nikolai Velimirovich

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