Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Martyred 199 Disciples of the Martyr Nikon in Sicily

Commemorated on March 23

Quintilian, the governor of Sicily, was informed that St Nikon was living nearby with many monks. All 199 monks were seized and beheaded during a persecution against Christians in 251. St Nikon was killed later.

The bishop of the city of Messina and his clergy buried the bodies of St Nikon and his disciples.

SAINT OR FEAST POSTED THIS DATE 2009(with 2008' link here also):

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