Commemorated on May 19
lived during the I Century and was bishop of the city of Prussa in Bythnia
(Asia Minor). He openly and boldly preached the teachings of Christ the Saviour
and denounced the error of the pagans. For this he was taken together with the
three presbyters – Akakios, Menander and Polienos, and led for interrogation
to the governor of the city, Julius. At the time Julius was on journey for
treatment at an hot-springs, and he gave orders to bring along after him also
the Christian bishop with the presbyters, bound in iron chains. Having
washed in the hot-springs, Julius offered sacrifice to his gods and, summoning
Saint Patrikios and the other prisoners, he demanded them to offer sacrifice to
the pagan gods, threatening punishments in case of refusal.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.