Forced to choose between baptism and death, thousands of men, women and children were sentenced to capital punishment. As a last gesture of disdain, their bodies were piled together with the corpses of animals and burned outside the city walls.
THE CHURCHES REMEMBER...
Galdinus (d. 1176), bishop (Ambrosian calendar)
COPTS AND ETHIOPIANS (10 barmudah/miyazya):
Isaac of Scetis (4th cent.), monk (Coptic Church)
Apollonius (d. ca. 180), martyr in Egypt
Cosmas (8th cent.), bishop of Chalcedon; Thais the Penitent (4th cent.)
ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS AND GREEK CATHOLICS:
John, the disciple of Gregory the Decapolite (9th cent.), monk
Translation of the relics of Job (1625), patriarch of Moscow (Russian Church)