Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Holy Martyrs Bassus, Eusebius, Eutychius and Basilides at Nicomedia

Commemorated on January 20

The Holy Martyrs Bassus, Eusebius, Eutychius and Basilides were courtiers of the emperor Diocletian (284-305). They witnessed the suffering of Bishop Theopemptus of Nicomedia (January 5) for his faith in Christ, then they came to believe in Christ and received holy Baptism. For this reason they were subjected to tortures and condemned to death in the year 303.

St Bassus was buried in the ground to the waist, and his upper body was cut to pieces.

St Eusebius was suspended head downwards, and his limbs were cut off.

 St Eutychius was tied to four poles by his hands and feet, and he was pulled apart.

St Basilides was stabbed in the stomach with a knife.


Your holy martyr Bassus, O Lord,
Through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God.
For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries,
And shattered the powerless boldness of demons.
Through his intercessions, save our souls!


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