Friday, June 21, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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St. Aedesius

St. Aedesius was the brother of St. Apphian. A Christian of some note in Caesarea, Aedesius witnessed the persecution of Christians during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-305 AD) and publicly rebuked the local Roman officials who were placing Christian virgins in brothels as part of the persecutions.  Arrested, Aedesius was tortured and then drowned.  His feast is kept on April...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 111
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