May 20 – Asclas of Antinoe; Columba of Rieti

Asclas of Antinoe (d. ca. 287) suffered under Arrian, who was under Diocletian, who was under the impression he could wipe out Christianity through state-sponsored terrorism. Invited to sacrifice to the pagan gods, Asclas refused, and moreover prophesied that Arrias would be forced to call Jesus Christ the true God. Arrias ordered him viciously tortured,… Continue reading May 20 – Asclas of Antinoe; Columba of Rieti