Martyr Dorymedon of Synnada

The Holy Martyrs Dorymedon, Trophimus, and Sabbatius suffered for Christ during the reign of the Roman emperor Probus (276-282).

The senator Dorymedon, a secret Christian, visited Saint Trophimus in prison, washing and binding his wounds. When the pagans learned that the senator would not participate in the festival of Castor and Pollux, they asked the reason for his refusal. He said that he was a Christian, and would not attend a festival in honor of the demons. He and Saint Trophimus were thrown to the wild beasts to be eaten by them, but the martyrs remained unharmed. Then they were beheaded with the sword.