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Saint Artemon and the Doe

Saint Artemon was a presbyter in the church of Laodicea. When the emperor Diocletian (284-305) began his fierce persecution against Christians, Saint Artemon was already old.
One day the pagan commander of Laodicea Patricius along the way to Caesarea encountered St Artemon, who was followed by six wild donkeys and two deer. When Patricius asked how he was able to control these wild beasts, St Artemon replied that he held them with the Word of Christ.