7,000 Martyrs who suffered in Persia

These 7,000 martyrs of Christ suffered in Persia with Sts Acindynus, Pegasias, Aphthonius, Elpidephorus, and Anempodistus during the reign of King Sapor II (310-381).

A tremendous crowd accompanied these saints as they were led outside the city walls for execution, glorifying Christ. On Sapor’s orders, soldiers massacred all the Christians in the procession (about 7,000).