Martyr Abibas the Deacon and 11 others at Alexandria

The Martyrs (Habib) Abibas the Deacon, Faustus the Presbyter, Cyriacus and eleven other martyrs suffered martyrdom for Christ at Alexandria under the emperor Decius (249-251). During the persecution, they all steadfastly confessed themselves as Christians before the governor Valerius. They were beheaded by the sword, about the year 250. Their bodies were buried by Christians in Alexandria.