The Holy Martyrs Maximos, Theodotos, Hesychios and the Holy Martyress Asclepiodota

Commemorated on February 19

      The Holy Martyrs Maximos, Theodotos, Hesychios and the Holy Martyress Asclepiodota suffered for the faith in Christ at Adrianopolis, during the persecution under the emperor Maximian (305-311). The holy martyrs underwent many sufferings. At first they tied them to a tree and tore at them with iron hooks. After this, they led them amidst insults from city to city, and then gave them over for devouring by wild beasts. Kept safe by the grace of God, the holy martyrs remained unharmed, and it was only by the hand of the torturers that they received a martyr's death. As for the holy Martyress Asclepiodota, at first they beat her upon the ground, and then they tied her to a tree and cast stones at her, and finally they beheaded her.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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