St. Rominus of Baghdad
May 1st, Saint


Monk in Bithynia. While out on business for his monastery, he was captured by Saracens and sent to Baghdad. He was accused of being a spy, but a local Christian paid a ransom to have Romanus released with the condition that he remain in Baghdad to insure that he did not return to “spying”. There he worked with apostate Christians who wanted to return to the Church. For this crime, he was murdered. Martyr.

Born: early 8th century

Died: throat cut in 780


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