This Martyr, who was born to a pagan father and a Christian mother, was from
Cilicia, confessed the Christian Faith before the Proconsul Marcian,
and was perfected in martyrdom at the age of eighteen, when he was
put into a sack with sand and venomous serpents and cast into the sea.
Saint John Chrysostom has a homily in his honour.
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received the prize of
the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since
he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed
the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by his prayers, save
our souls, since Thou art merciful.
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