Saturday, 8 September 2018

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Saint Adrian of Nicomedia


The 8th of September is the feast day of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia (d. 306 A.D.). He is the patron saint of plague, epilepsy, arms dealers, butchers, guards, and soldiers.

The Roman Emperor Galerius Maximian was persecuting Christian during the time of Saint Adrian. Thirty-three Christians were arrested in Nicomedia and were tortured. They stayed steadfast to their faith and told the judge that with each increasing form of torture, their heavenly glory would increase while his damnation into Hell was being guaranteed. Adrian was 28 years old when he witnessed the faith of the Christians, and was the head of the praetorium. He exclaimed that he would reject paganism and was willing to die a martyr with the other Christians. A servant of Adrian heard this and ran to tell his wife, Natalie, who was a secret Christian. She went to the prison full of joy at the news of her husband’s faith and encouraged him to stay steadfast in it. Adrian refused to recant his profession of faith and was then thrown into prison and tortured where he died as a martyr.

Image: Saint Adrian and his wife, Saint Natalia

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