Romanus of Samosata

Romanus of Samosata (d. 297) was a martyr for Christianity in Syria in 297. He and his companions, Jacob, Philotheus, Hyperechius, Abibus, Julianus, and Paregorius were all subject to a variety of tortures before being hanged to trees and then nailed against them. They are mentioned in the "Menaea Graeca" and the "Menologium der Orthodox-Katholischen Kirche des Morgenlandes". Their feast day is January 29.


*Holweck, F. G. "A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints". St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.

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