Hieromartyr John of Persia

Saint John the bishop suffered for Christ in Persia with Bishop Nerses and his disciple Joseph; the bishops Saverius, Isaac and Hypatius; the martyrs Azades the Eunuch, Savonius, Thekla, Anna and many other men and women. They were executed in 343 during a persecution against Christians under the emperor Sapor II.

St John was put to death by stoning.