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  • Palatias and Laurentia Oct 8 - + 302. Palatias was a lady of Ancona converted to Christ by her slave Laurentia. Both were martyred in Fermo near Ancona in Italy under Diocletian.
  • Hieromartyr Anthimus of Nicomedia, Bishop of Nicomedia (302) - 3. September
  • Hieromartyr Theophilus the Deacon, and martyrs Dorotheus, Mardonius, Migdonius, Peter, Indes, Gorgonius, Zeno, Virgin Domna, and Euthymius (302) - 3. September
  • Martyrs Dadas, Quinctillian and Maximus, the Lectors (ca. 284-305) - 13. April
  • Helena römische Kaisermutter * um 249 in Drepanon, später Helenopolis, heute Hersek in der Türkei Bevor Konstantius I. mit Einführung der Tetrarchie im Jahr 293 zum Kaiser des Römischen Reiches ernannt wurde, verstieß er 289 Helena wegen ihres niederen Standes, um Flavia Maximiana Theodora, die Stieftochter des Kaisers Maximianus, zu heiraten. Er machte Augusta Treverorum - das heutige Trier - zu seiner Residenz; auch Helena behielt weiterhin Einfluss. Die führenden heidnischen Familien verachteten Helena wegen ihrer Herkunft, aber sie - intrigant, autoritär und völlig bedenkenlos 2 - tat nun, unterstützt durch die Christen, alles, um Theodora von Konstantius zu trennen, sie samt Familie in einen Seitentrakt des Palastes zu verdrängen und ihrem Sohn den Thron zu sichern † 18. August (?) 329 (?) in Nikomedia, heute Ízmit in der Türkei - 16. April? Gedenktag katholisch: 18. August - Todestag: 15. April - Gedenktag orthodox: 6. März, 21. Mai

Autumn 302: What occurred to Romanus…at Antioch, is also worthy of record. For he was a native of Palestine, a deacon and exorcist in the parish of Caesarea. He was present at the destruction of the churches and beheld many men, with women and children, going up in crowds to the idols and sacrificing. But, through his great zeal for religion, he could not endure the sight, and rebuked them with a loud voice. He was arrested for his boldness and proved a most noble witness of the truth, if there ever was one. For when the judge informed him that he was to die by fire, he received the sentence with cheerful countenance and most ready mind, and was led away. When he was bound to the stake, and the wood piled up around him, as they were awaiting the arrival of the emperor before lighting the fire, he cried, “Where is the fire for me?” Having said this, he was summoned before Galerius and subjected to the unusual torture of having his tongue cut out. But he endured this with fortitude and showed to all by his deeds that the Divine Power is present with those who endure any hardship whatever for the sake of religion, lightening their sufferings and strengthening their zeal. When he learned of this strange mode of punishment, the noble man was not terrified, but put out his tongue readily, and offered it with the greatest alacrity to those who cut it off. After this punishment he was thrown into prison, and suffered there a very long time. At last the twentieth anniversary of the emperor being near, when, according to tan established gracious custom, liberty was proclaimed everywhere to all who were in bonds, he alone had both his feet stretched over five holes in the stocks, and while he lay there was strangled, and was thus honored with martyrdom, as he desired.

Eusebius, De Martyribus Palestinae 2