The holy Martyr Diomedes was from Tarsus in Cilicia, a physician who treated
bodies with his healing art and souls with his piety. In the days of
the Emperor Diocletian, about the year 288, Diomedes left Tarsus and
came to Nicaea, where he benefited many both as a physician and as
a preacher of the Faith. He was accused to Diocletian, who sent men
to fetch him. When they arrived, although finding that he had already
given up his soul to the Lord, they cut off his head to take it to
the Emperor, and because of their inhumanity were stricken with blindness.
When Diocletian saw the Saint's head, he commanded them to take it
back and put it on the body in its place; when they had done so, they
received their sight again. Saint Diomedes is one of the Holy Unmercenaries.
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