Saint Zosimus and Saint Athanasius

(About A.D. 290)

[Roman Martyrology and Greek Menaea. The Greeks keep their commemoration, however, on Jan. 4th. The authority for the foUowiug account is the Greek Menoea.]

These martyrs suffered under Diocletian, in Cilicia. St. Zosimus was a hermit. His ears were burnt off with red hot irons, afterwards he was plunged into a vessel of molten lead, and was then dismissed. He returned to his desert, converted and baptized Athanasius, and died in his cell.


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