July 10 – The 45 Martyrs of Nicopolis; Rufina and Secunda

The 45 Martyrs of Nicopolis (d. 319) suffered under Licinius, coregent at the time with Constantine the Great, although somewhat less inclined to be well-disposed toward Christians. Licinius was threatening Christians with death if they didn’t convert (or re-convert) (or de-convert) to paganism, and what is more, was making good (or bad) on his threats.… Continue reading July 10 – The 45 Martyrs of Nicopolis; Rufina and Secunda