Holy Martyr Pappias

Numerous Christians were slaughtered during the persecution under Diocletian and Maximian in the early IV century, and Saint Pappias was one of those arrested for preaching the Gospel. The idol-worshippers tried to force him to sacrifice to the pagan gods, but he refused to deny Christ. Therefore, he was imprisoned and tortured for several days. When he remained unshakeable in his faith, he was beheaded, and his soul ascended victoriously into Heaven.