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November 13, 2020 - Hatour 4, 1737

Martyrdom of Saints Epimachus and Azarianus

Martyrdom of Saints Epimachus and Azarianus On this day also, Sts. Epimachus and Azarianus, who were from the city of Rome, were martyred. Some people accused them of being Christians to the Governor, who was appointed by Maximianus the Emperor. He brought them and questioned them about their belief. They confessed that they were Christians. Then they reproved him for having forsaken the worship of God, who created the Heaven, the Earth, and all that is therein. They also admonished him for worshipping man-made idols which could neither see nor hear and wherein dwelt Satan, who led men astray by worshipping these idols. The Governor marvelled at their audacity and commanded their necks to be cut off. Thus they received the crown of martyrdom.May their prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen