July 8 – Procopius of Scythopolis; Withburga

Procopius of Scythopolis (d. 303) was (per his contemporary Eusebius) the first martyr in Caesarea. Unfortunately for historians, but wonderfully for us, there are many versions of his story. In the most pedestrian (Eusebius’, so likely the most accurate), he was born in Jerusalem and moved to Scythopolis, where he was a reader, a Syriac… Continue reading July 8 – Procopius of Scythopolis; Withburga