Saturday, September 13, 2014

Martyr Macrobius and Martyr Gordian with Sts Macrobius, Elias, Zoticus, Lucian and Valerian at Tomis in Romania

Saint Macrobius was from Paphlagonia and Saint Gordian was a native of Cappadocia.  They both suffered martyrdom with Sts Macrobius, Elias, Zoticus, Lucian and Valerian..

Gordian and Macrobian served in the imperial court, and they enjoyed the particular favor of the emperor. When he found out that they were Christians, he sent them to Scythia. There they met Zoticus, Lucian and Elias, who were also courageous confessors of Christ. First Sts Gordian and Macrobius suffered. After this Sts Elias, Zoticus, Lucian and Valerian were tortured and then beheaded in the city of Tomis in Scythia (Tomis, Romania). They suffered at Paphlagonia (Asia Minor) at the beginning of the fourth century during the reign of the Roman emperor Licinius (311-324).


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