This Martyr, who lived during the reign of Saint Constantine the Great, was a
Persian by race and an idolater by religion. He was catechized by a
certain Christian named Abarus. He went to Nisibis, a city of Mesopotamia,
where he was baptized and donned the monastic habit in a certain monastery.
He afterwards ascended a mountain and there endured in extreme ascetical
struggles, working miracles for those that came to him, and converting
many unbelievers. Julian the Apostate learned of these things as he
was marching against the Persians in 363, and at his command the Saint
and his two disciples were stoned to death, as they were chanting the
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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