St. Mianus (Ammianus) of Nicomedia


Commemorated on September 4

The Holy Martyrs Julian, Theodore, Mianus, and Kion lived during the reign of Maximian (284-305)and were from the village of Quandababa (near Nicomedia). For confessing their faith in Christ, they were arrested and given over to torture.

At first their bodies were torn with sharp iron hooks, and then they were placed in a hot and flooded bathhouse. The doors were locked and sealed with the imperial signet ring so that they would not escape. However, an angel of the Lord freed them.

Soldiers arrested the martyrs again and led them outside the city for execution. The saints requested and were given time for prayer, and then surrendered their souls to the Lord. Their bodies were hacked into pieces and thrown into a fire.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)