October 25 – Notaries Marcian and Martyrius; Gaudentius of Brescia

Marcian and Martyrius (d. ca. 335) served as notaries to Patriarch Paul of Constantinople. That means secretaries, not rubber-stampers. Rubber hadn’t been invented yet. (Nor embossing.) Marcian was a reader (go, readers, go!) and Martyrius was a subdeacon (rah, sort of). Then, the Arians struck, expelling the patriarch and killing him offstage. They tried to… Continue reading October 25 – Notaries Marcian and Martyrius; Gaudentius of Brescia