Eulampius and Eulampia

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Saints Eulampius and Eulampia
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Martyrs
Born Nicomedia, Asia Minor
Died 310 AD
Nicomedia, Asia Minor
Feast October 10

Saints Eulampius and Eulampia (died 310 AD) are venerated as 3rd century Christian martyrs. According to tradition, they were brother and sister and natives of Nicomedia and were executed during the reign of Emperor Maximinus II Daia.[1]

According to tradition, Eulampius was arrested by the Roman authorities during an attempt to buy supplies for Christians who were hiding in caves on the outskirts of Nicomedia.[1]

After Eulampius was whipped, his sister Eulampia was arrested after she identified herself by emerging from a crowd to embrace and comfort him.[1]

Eulampius and Eulampia were executed the next day.[1] According to Christian tradition, two hundred soldiers, moved by the courage of the two siblings, converted to Christianity and were themselves martyred.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Eulampius and Eulampia". Catholic Online. 2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Katherine I. Rabenstein (1998). "Eulampius and Eulampia". St Patrick Catholic Church (Washington DC), "Saint of the Day". Retrieved March 7, 2012.