Martyr Claudius of Rome

Saint Claudius suffered with the hieromartyr Marcellinus, Bishop of Rome, and the holy martyrs Cyrinus and Antoninus.

Marcellinus was Bishop of Rome during the height of the persecution against Christians under Diocletian and Maximian (284-305), when 17,000 men were martyred a single month.

Marcellinus renounced the Lord Jesus Christ, then repented and finished his life with martyrdom. The holy martyrs Claudius, Cyrinus and Antoninus were beheaded with him.