Dometius of Persia
|Saint Dometius the Persian|
Martyrdom of St. Dometius and his two disciples. From the Menologion of Basil II.
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Saint Dometius (Domitius) the Persian (died 363) is venerated as a Christian martyr and saint. According to tradition, he was martyred by lapidation during the reign of Julian the Apostate with two companions. He was killed at Nisibis in Mesopotamia.
Dometius of Persia was depicted in an 8th-century fresco in the church of Santa Maria Antiqua, in Rome. This may indicate that there were Greek-speaking monks at Santa Maria Antiqua, as evidenced by these frescoes, which not only depicted Dometius but also Saints Barachisius, Euthymius, and Sabas of Palestine.
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