The Holy Martyrs Euventios (Juventinus) and Maximos

Commemorated on October 9

      The Holy Martyrs Euventios (Juventinus) and Maximos were body-guards of the emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363). Having arrived in Antioch, the emperor gave orders to sprinkle with idol-worship blood all the food-stuffs in the marketplace and the water in the wells. Saints Euventios and Maximos opposed this edict, and Julian ordered them executed.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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