Hieromartyr Joseph of Persia

Saint Joseph the bishop was a disciple of Saint Nerses. They suffered for Christ in Persia with Bishops John, 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.

Sts Joseph and Nerses were beheaded.