Friday, March 31, 2017

31st March - Saint Acacius - Independent Catholic News

31st March - Saint Acacius - Independent Catholic News: Bishop of Antioch. According to legend, this 3rd century saint was so revered by his flock that they nicknamed him 'Agathangelus' which means 'The Good Angel'. When the Emperor Decius began persecuting Christians, it is said not a single Christian in his diocese denied their faith. In 261 a representative of Decius named Martian summoned the bishop for cross-examination. Acacius told him that all the Christians were loyal to the Emperor, but when he was asked to make a sacrifice to the gods he refused.

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