Sunday, March 28, 2021

Saint March 29 : St. Barachisius and St. Jonas - Monks in Monastery in Persia who were Arrested and Refused to Renounce the Faith

 


Sts. Barachisius and Jonas
PERSIAN MARTYRS

Died:
24 December 327
They were monks at a monastery in Perisa (modern Iran) and were arrested during the persecution conducted by Sassanid King Shapur II (r. 309-379). Barachisius and Jonas were giving spiritual support to other martyrs when they were taken into custody. Refusing to abjure  (renounce) the faith, Jonas was crushed to death, and his body cut to pieces. Barachisius had brimstone and boiling pitch poured down his throat.

(Taken from Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints)

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