The Holy Martyrs Alphaeus, Philadelphus and Cyprinus
(May 10)

They were brothers, sons of Vitalius, a governor in southern Italy, and were men of great nobility and strong faith. They were brought to judgement for their faith in Christ and taken from one judge to another, from one torturer to another. They were finally taken to Sicily and killed there, in the time of the Emperor Licinius. Alphaeus had his tongue torn out and died from the loss of blood. Philadclphus was burned in an iron coffin, and Cyprinus in fire. Their uncorrupt relics were found in 1517. The three brothers appeared to St Euthalia (see March 2nd).

* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
Four Book Edition - Translated by Mother Maria - Dates based on old church calendar.
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