Lives of Saints - Acepsimas the Bishop, Joseph the Presbyter, and Aeithalas the Deacon, Martyrs of Persia Christianity - Books
And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed, rather than having thy two hands to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire.                where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.                And if thy foot cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life halt, rather than having thy two feet to be cast into hell.                where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.                And if thine eye cause thee to stumble, cast it out: it is good for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell;                where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.               
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Acepsimas the Bishop, Joseph the Presbyter, and Aeithalas the Deacon, Martyrs of Persia
   

Saint Acepsimas, a bishop, Saint Joseph, a presbyter, and Saint Aethalas, a deacon, suffered exceedingly cruel torments and martyrdom during the reign of Sapor II, King of Persia (325-379). See also April 17.

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Kontakion in the Second Tone:
The Myst'ries of Christ thou ven'rably didst celebrate, becoming thyself a sacrifice that He received; for the cup of Christ thou drankest in glory, O wise Acepsimas, with thy fellow athletes, O Saint, and ceaselessly prayest Christ for all of us.

Source: http://www.goarch.org

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