September 3 – Anthimus of Nicomedia; Gregory the Great

Anthimus of Nicomedia (d. 303 or ca. 311) was the bishop of Nicomedia when its imperial court suffered a fire of unknown origin. The Christians, naturally, were blamed, and on the feast of the Nativity of Christ, 20,000 Christians were martyred in the church. (An uncommonly large church for that day. Perhaps it was larger… Continue reading September 3 – Anthimus of Nicomedia; Gregory the Great