St. Parthenius of Rome
May 19, Saint


c.250 Armenia

Short Biography:
Brother of Saint Calocerus. Eunuch in the palace of Tryphonia, wife of emperor Decius, in charge of Anatolia, daughter of Roman consul Aemilian. Charged by Decius with embezzlement of Anatolia’s money, and with the capital crime of Christianity. Ignoring the financial accusations, the brothers defended the Faith. The court took their defense as an admission of their Christianity, and sentenced them to death. Martyr.

thrown into a bonfire, he was unburned.
guards then beat him to death with flaming brands from the fire.
buried in the catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

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