July 3 – Hyacinthus of Caesarea; Anatolius of Alexandria

Hyacinthus of Caesarea (96–108), born there, was a lad of 12 when he was tapped to be chamberlain (or (as seems more likely) assistant to the chamberlain) for Emperor Trajan. He held this office faithfully, even though secretly he was Speed’s older brother Rex. I mean, he was secretly a Christian. This worked fine for… Continue reading July 3 – Hyacinthus of Caesarea; Anatolius of Alexandria