Monday, September 5, 2016

Disciple and martyr from the pages of Paul's letter to Timothy

St Onesiphorus


Feastday: September 6
Death: 81

Martyr with Porphyrius. Onesiphorus was mentioned in St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy. According to tradition, they went to Spain in the footsteps of St. Paul and then suffered martyrdom on the Hellespont, under Emperor Domitian. They were tied to wild horses and torn to pieces. Porphyrius was said to be a member of Onesiphorus' household. 

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