The Holy Martyrs Alphaeus, Philadelphus and Cyprinus.

Commemorated May 10 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

They were brothers, sons of Vitalius, a governor in southern Italy, and were men of great nobility and strong faith. They were brought tojudgement for their faith in Christ and taken from one judge to another, from one torturer to another. They were finally taken to Sicily and killed there, in the time of the Emperor Licinius. Alphaeus had his tongue torn out and died from the loss of blood. Philadelphus was burned in an iron coffin, and Cyprinus in fire. Their uncorrupt relics were found in 1517. The three brothers appeared to St Euthalia (see March 2nd).

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK

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