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October 29, 2017 - Baba 19, 1734

Martyrdom of St. Theophilus and His Wife in Fayyum

On this day also was the martyrdom of St. Theophilus and his wife in Fayyum in the days of Emperor Diocletian the infidel. Some brought accusation against them before the Governor of being Christians. The Governor brought them and questioned them. They confessed our Lord Christ, to Him is the glory, before him. He commanded that a deep pit be dug for them, that they be cast into it, and covered by stones. They did so and St. Theophilus and his wife received the crown of martyrdom. May their prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen.