Commemorated on July 7
The Holy Martyrs
Peregrinus, Lucian, Pompeius, Isichius, Papius, Satorninus and Germanus (II) were
natives of Italy. They suffered for Christ under the emperor Trajan in the city
of Dirrachium, located at the shore of the Adriatic sea.
Being present at the
martyrdom of Bishop Astius, who was crucified by the Romans upon a cross, they
openly praised the courage and firmness of the holy confessor, for which cause
they were seized, and as confessors of faith in Christ, they were drowned in
the sea. Their bodies, carried by the waves to shore, were hidden there in the
sand by christians. The martyrs appeared to the bishop of Alexandria 90 years
later with a command to bury their bodies and to raise up a church over them.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.