Martyr Eutychianus who suffered under Diocletian

Saint Eutychianus was one of the prisoners sentenced to be drowned with the Great Martyr St Anastasia. Before he was imprisoned, he had endured tortures because he was a Christian, and his wealth had been confiscated.

The prisoners were put into a boat which went out into the open sea. The soldiers bored holes in the boat and got into a galley. St Theodota appeared to the captives and steered the ship to shore. When they reached dry land, 120 men believed in Christ and were baptized by Sts Anastasia and Eutychianus. All were captured and received a martyr’s crown.