July 16 – Athenogenes; Sisenandus

Athenogenes (d. 311) was bishop of Sebaste (in western Anatolia) when Philomarchus was governor. Phil arranged a big festival in honor of the pagan gods, knowing full well (one presumes) that the town was largely Christian. Perhaps unsurprisingly[1], none of the Christians turned up, so he rounded a few up and martyred them, just to… Continue reading July 16 – Athenogenes; Sisenandus