Saturday, January 28, 2012


Ephesus Martyrs

 Martyrs of Ephesus

Feastday: January 12
Died: 762

Forty-two monks put to death by Byzantine Emperor Constantine V for opposing the Iconoclasts. In records they are associated with Sts. Stephen and Basil.

Forty-two monks martyred at a monastery in Ephesus, modem Turkey. They were put to death by the Iconoclast Emperor Constantine V. Another source gives the number as thirty-eight.

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