Five Martyrs of Sebasteia

   Saints martyred in Sebasteia (q.v.) during the reign of Diocletian (q.v.). According to the legend, collected by Symeon Metaphrastes (q.v.) and others, the martyrs included a priest, Auxentios, and soldiers inspired by the example of an officer named Eustratios.

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